Superior's New President And (Soon) Certified Engine
Frank Thielert, the CEO of Thielert AG, announced that Kent Abercrombie has been selected as the new president of Superior Air Parts. Abercrombie joined Superior in December of 2000 as the director of finance and was promoted to V.P. of finance in September 2005. Last year Superior experienced 25-percent growth, and further growth is expected since Superior aims to offer the four-cylinder 220-hp angle-head XP400 engine as a certified product, according to the company. Thielert AG, whose diesel engines have won industry acclaim for efficiency serving in the sleek Diamond TwinStar, acquired Superior last spring. The $10 million deal was a "final step along the road into the U.S.-American market for engines and engine components and the expansion of our presence there," according to Thielert. And Abercrombie has "demonstrated exceptional leadership qualities" as "an integral part of the development of the business plan for Superior," said Thielert.