New chief operating officer at Perrone Aerospace


Jason Fahlbush has joined Perrone Aerospace as its new chief operating officer, following the retirement of former CEO Bartle Avery. Fahlbush will be based at the company’s global headquarters in Fultonville, New York, USA.

Avery retired following 25 years at the helm of the company and more than 45 years overall in the performance leather and textile industry.

Fahlbush joins the Perrone team with more than 20 years of experience across the aerospace, automotive, telecommunications and technical publishing industries. He has served in a variety of leadership roles, including general management, business unit leadership, product management, programme management, business development, strategy and sales.

Most recently he served as chief operating officer of Adient Aerospace, a joint venture partnership between Adient and Boeing for commercial aircraft seating. Launched in 2018, Adient Aerospace has been warmly received by the market and was awarded a Crystal Cabin award for innovative cabin interior design in 2019.

Prior to taking the lead for Adient’s aircraft seating business, Fahlbush served as executive director, Specialty Seating Group, overseeing growth initiatives to help Adient diversify beyond core automotive seating into adjacent markets.

“We are thrilled to have Jason on board,” said Bill Perrone, president, Perrone Aerospace. “He brings a wealth of knowledge and a fresh perspective on business management and leadership. Jason has demonstrated a clear ability to drive transformative growth strategies and will serve as an outstanding role model to our team.”

Perrone Aerospace manufactures and distributes performance leathers and textiles for the global commercial and corporate aviation markets, serving hundreds of airlines, seat OEMs and designers worldwide. Perrone’s All Leather Maintenance division operates an FAA/EASA Part 145 Repair Station, offering upholstery repair and maintenance services.

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