msb global resources begins phase one of wichita expansion plans
June 25, 2019
The American division of Montreal-headquartered MSB Global Ressources, MGR has begun implementation of phase one of an ambitious strategic growth plan, which will see the company evolve both in terms of office size and number of employees. The Wichita, KS. facility has already moved to a 4,500 square feet location and plans include recruiting a further 30 aerospace engineers by the end of the summer.
MGR supports OEMs, maintenance, refurbishment and completion centers by providing a wide range of specialized and general aerospace engineering services. The recent signing of a major interiors contract for an undisclosed North American customer has been the catalyst for the MGR expansion. The primary recruitment focus is on sourcing precision design engineers, although other specialties including electrical and stress expertise, will also be required. The newly created workforce will not only service the latest contract, but also complement the existing MGR workforce in various locations throughout the United States including Indiana, Washington and California.
“The strong economy, the growth in aerospace as an industry and the seemingly diminishing number of aerospace engineers are all factors that have inspired us to become creative as hiring gets more challenging. We are utilizing our network to find talent with the desired qualifications, as well as training new engineers to understand interiors. Recruits are not just from aviation but from the automotive industry too. Our expertise lies in finding and building talented teams to support our customers, and the industry at large,” said Gemma Dendurent, Director of Operations, MGR.
Dendurent is heading up the expansion project, while Belinda Fortin, Program Manager – Engineering Services, is responsible for the successful delivery of all ongoing work package solutions to the new customer.
To support the growth MGR has created a new sales manager position in San Diego, California. With a history of business development in the engineering services sector, Kam Avval will bolster the presence of MGR in one of the most dynamic business aviation states in the Americas. Avval will focus on developing a wider client base in the United States as well as maximizing the MGR team skills by winning new work packages for additional aerospace companies throughout North America.
The North American recruitment activity is complemented by the MGR parent company headquartered in France, Sogeclair Aerospace. With its international network it can supply skilled workers for short-term projects, as well as supporting global recruitment needs.
The persistent growth of MGR highlights the success of MSB Group’s strategic expansion into the U.S., which also included the opening of a new manufacturing facility in Savannah, GA, in 2017. Expansion for this division is also on the horizon.