Rolls-Royce has appointed Bob Stoddart and Tom Loehr to lead the development of Crosspointe, its new aero engine facility to be built in Prince George County, Virginia. Effective immediately, Stoddart becomes Executive Vice President (EVP) and Loehr becomes Deputy Executive Vice President (EVP), Crosspointe.
As EVP, Stoddart’s initial priorities include managing the construction program, engagement of suppliers and partners and creation of the on-site management team and organization. Prior to this appointment, Stoddart was Director of Production Programs, Assembly and Test, Rolls-Royce Defense Aerospace. Stoddart first joined the company in 1983 and has worked in the areas of engineering, marketing, supply chain and operations.
As Deputy EVP, Loehr is accountable for all program financials. He will also lead the interface with the Rolls-Royce purchasing organization and liaise with the Commonwealth of Virginia. Previously, Loehr was Vice President, Purchasing for Rolls-Royce Corporation in Indianapolis. He joined the company in 2000 after 16 years with Allied Signal in Greer, South Carolina.
Both Stoddart and Loehr will be based in Virginia.
Crosspointe, a new facility announced in November 2007, will provide manufacture, assembly and test for a range of products and components across the company’s global business sectors - Civil Aerospace, Defense Aerospace, Marine and Energy.
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