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Industry leaders view aerospace prospects

Through a joint effort led by Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Authority, Able Aerospace Services and SRP, industry leaders at next week’s MRO Americas convention in Phoenix will gain a birds-eye view of expansion and relocation opportunities in the Valley. The opportunity comes courtesy of a VIP aerial helicopter tour, as well as a reception and tour at Able Aerospace Services—a $20 million build-to-suit success story at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport.

“We are extremely proud of our relocation to Gateway, not only because of our expansion into a state-of-the-art facility but also because of the partnership that this building represents,” said Lee Benson, CEO of Able Aerospace Services. “This was a collaboration in every sense. We are honored to share our story with others in our industry who might benefit from these same opportunities.”

A total of three VIP tours will depart from downtown Phoenix on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 on a Bell 212 helicopter provided by event partner SRP. The tour will fly participants over Greater Phoenix for an aerial view of the Valley, then make an intermediate stop at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport for a reception and tour of the new $20 million Able Aerospace Services headquarters—an industry leading repair, overhaul, design and manufacturing facility, and a leading aftermarket supplier of FAA-approved replacement parts.

The Able event will include a short presentation on the cost savings incentives that made its new facility possible, and provide an opportunity for guests to talk directly with local leaders and partners in the MRO aerial tour, including the City of Phoenix, City of Mesa, Town of Gilbert, Town of Queen Creek, City of Apache Junction and the Gila River Indian Community. The return flight will fly over Falcon Field, then back to downtown Phoenix.

“This is a truly unique way for us to share Greater Phoenix’s regional assets with aerospace leaders from across the globe,” said Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Business Development Director Michael Merk. “In the span of about 100 minutes, we will showcase the best and brightest of our development and expansion opportunities—from the sky and from the state-of-the-art Able Aerospace Services operation that has made Gateway Airport a true manufacturing destination.”

MRO Americas provides a world-class venue for the aviation/aerospace industry to exchange ideas, share best practices, gain knowledge, generate new business leads and cement existing relationships with other commercial air transport, maintenance, repair and overhaul leaders. The three-day event is held at a different U.S. location each year. This year, it is being held April 8 – 10 at the Phoenix Convention Center.

HR Awards 2010

2010 Human Resources Awards – Honorees and Finalists

2010 has been a tough year, especially for those in human resources who have the difficult task of dealing with the unpleasant consequences of a down economy. It’s time to show recognition to the hard-working HR professionals for all that they do for Arizona’s businesses.

The following are the honorees and finalists for the 2010 HR Awards:

HR Director of the Year

Honoree:
Maureen SterbachMaureen SterbachVice President of Human Resources
St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center
When Maureen Sterbach joined St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in 1998, the hospital turnover rate was 24 percent and morale was predictably low. Flash forward 12 years and the picture couldn’t be any more different. The hospital turnover rate is now 10 percent and growth has doubled to more than 5,000 employees.
Finalist:
Teresa BuelowTeresa BuelowVice President of Human Resources
Lapre Scali & Co. Insurance Services

HR Industry Leader of the Year

Honoree:
Cindy JonesCindy JonesVice President of the Human Resources Division
Synergy Seven
This past year, Synergy Seven has guided companies through the difficult decision of downsizing. Cindy Jones’ veteran human resources skills came in handy during these precarious situations. The company’s main role is to provide support during restructuring, downsizing and reinventing, resulting in a successful transition.
Finalist:
Christine NicholsChristine NicholsHuman Resource Manager
Human Capital Strategies

HR Team of the Year

Honoree:
Direct Alliance HR TeamDirect Alliancewww.directalliance.com
Employees in HR Dept.: 12
At Direct Alliance, there is no doubt as to what the outsourcing provider’s most valuable asset is — its work force. Direct Alliance’s “human capital” initiatives produce and retain the most innovative work force possible. The team filled more than 1,400 professional sales positions in 2010, doubling 2009′s number.
Finalists:
HR Team Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport AuthorityPhoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport AuthorityEmployees in HR Dept.: 4
HR Team City of ScottsdaleCity of ScottsdaleEmployees in HR Dept.: 29
HR Team KitchellKitchellEmployees in HR Dept.: 7