October 28, 2020 – Helsinki, FinlandGA Telesis Engine Services OY (“GATES”), the engine heavy maintenance unit of global aviation integrator GA Telesis, LLC, (“GAT or the Company”) announces the appointment of Randy Harker as Sales Director Americas.  As part of the company’s Turbine Vision 2020 (“TV 2020”) strategy, GATES is stepping up its global presence with both talent and strategic operations. He is one of several industry pros to join GATES as the scope of TV 2020 grows.  Harker will be responsible for the North and South American markets.

Harker brings nearly 20 years of sales experience with extensive knowledge of the aircraft engine repair business. Before joining GATES, he was with GE Aviation for 13 years, where he held various positions encompassing component repair, engine shop visits, Used Serviceable Materials (USM), and fleet engine sales. He began his career in the sale of borescopes and videoscopes to the aviation sector.

“We are thrilled that Randy is joining the GA Telesis family,” said Russ Shelton, President Engine Strategy Group. “His wide range of aircraft engine technical knowledge, experience, and industry relationships will be a key driver of TV 2020 and GATES as it expands its service offerings in support of our global customer base.”

“I am very excited to join such a prestigious and dynamic company. I look forward to working with the team to grow our business by offering comprehensive solutions that bring value to our customers,” added Harker.

About GA Telesis

GA Telesis is the leading provider of integrated services in the commercial aviation industry. Through the GA Telesis Ecosystem™, the Company is distinctly positioned, across six continents, to leverage its resources to create innovative solutions for its customers. Consisting of global operations encompassing leasing/financing, component solutions, and MRO Services business units for landing gear, component/composite, and turbine engine repair, as well as digital solutions, the GA Telesis Ecosystem™ provides an unparalleled resource to airlines. The Company’s core business is its mission to ensure “Customer Success” which is built from a reputation for unsurpassed excellence and integrity.


GA Telesis Engine Services is an FAA/EASA/GACA/CAAC/DGAC/ANAC/ECAA approved facility located at Helsinki, Vantaa Airport, specializing in the repair and overhaul of CFM International CFM56-5B / CFM56-7B and General Electric CF6-80C2B turbine engines for the Airbus A320 Family, Boeing 737NG Family, 767-300ER and 747-400 aircraft.  GATES has an integrated test cell capable of up to 100,000 pounds of thrust and can overhaul up to 200 engines per year. GATES Go-Team is also one of the few companies authorized by EASA to remotely perform repairs on engines that are installed on aircraft.

For further information: please contact: marketing@gatelesis.com