Steve joined Vaayu Group from AJ Walter Aviation, where he was the Director of Aircraft Engine Services. Steve has a hands-on approach with a focus on the acquisition of aircraft and engines for teardown and/or subsequent leasing. He is a senior international aviation professional with over 40 years of experience in the global aviation industry with an established profile at board levels of highly acclaimed aerospace companies, including GE, Honeywell and AeroTurbine. In addition to Steve’s vast management and commercial experience he has previously spent seventeen years as a shop technician with GE and BA. Steve has established relationships with most European airlines and MRO facilities and has facilitated numerous successful board level commercial and contract negotiations leading to bottom line growth for his former companies. Steve’s core competences are the development of new commercial structures, creating strategic plans for business growth and improving customer satisfaction levels. Most recently he developed a highly successful engine division for a large multinational company, responsible for all aspects of the operation, including business and operational leadership through to engine selection and teardown. He grew this business into a globally recognised brand from zero to a major player in today’s engine services arena.