Wednesday, August 26, 2015

GKN exec to head Airbus plant

Taylor chosen to head plant in Mobile, Ala.
Photo courtesy Airbus
Airbus has named GKN Aerospace executive Daryl Taylor to head its U.S. manufacturing facility in Mobile, Ala. He will replace Ulrich Weber as VP and GM of the $600 million A320 plant at the Mobile Aeroplex. Its first plane will be an A321 for JetBlue, slated for delivery in the spring of 2016. Taylor will oversee all systems and support staff at the plant, reporting to Airbus Americas president Barry Eccleston. Taylor has been VP and GM of GKN Aerospace facilities in Kansas and California, and previously worked for Bombardier. He'll train for his new role at Airbus facilities in Europe before assuming leadership in Mobile in coming months. (Source: AirbusATWOnline, WKRG-TV, 08/25/15) The inauguration of the plant is scheduled for Sept. 14.