AMETEK MRO Appoints Andy Wheeler as Divisional Vice President and Managing Director, AEM

STANSTED AIRPORT, ESSEX, UK (May 27, 2021) - AMETEK MRO, a global provider of third-party MRO services for commercial, regional and general aviation, has promoted Andy Wheeler to the role of Divisional Vice President and Managing Director for its AEM business. Wheeler succeeds Alan Harding, who is also moving to a new role as Divisional Vice President, Europe and Asia.

Wheeler joined AEM in 1980 and, over the last 40 years, has undertaken a variety of roles within the organization. He gained extensive experience as Operations Director and, more recently, as Commercial Director for AEM, where he oversaw the Sales and Marketing, Customer Service, and Supply Chain functions.

“Andy’s knowledge of the AEM business and the wider MRO markets makes him uniquely qualified to take on the full profit and loss leadership of AEM,” said Harding.

In this key role, Wheeler will lead, manage, and drive business results for AEM’s three locations across the UK, providing tactical and strategic guidance. He will also develop and implement all aspects of profit and loss management with an emphasis on AMETEK’s four growth strategies: Operational Excellence, New Product Development, Global and Market Expansion, and Strategic Acquisitions.

“I am truly delighted to be given the privilege to lead such a great organization,” Wheeler said. “Our three UK facilities are uniquely placed within the MRO sector, and we are strategically positioned to expand our portfolio of products and services further to the wider market. Our brand has been built over 60 years of trading within component MRO services.  Underpinning this, we have the most talented and experienced group of people within the industry. Together, we will continue to extend our collaborative approach to customer service and deliver significant value to our shareholders.”

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About AEM Limited

AEM Limited is among the largest independent aviation overhaul and repair facilities in Europe. Established in 1959, AEM provides accessory maintenance services for over 5,000 components from a variety of aircraft systems. It supports regional and international airlines, helicopter operators and airframe manufacturers from three UK-based facilities: Stansted Airport, Essex; Ramsgate, Kent; and Luton Airport, Bedfordshire.

In addition to holding CAA, EASA, and FAA approvals, AEM is an authorized repair station for Aeromedic, Astronics/DME Corporation, Eastern Aero Marine, KGS Electronics, Safran Power, Tactair Fluid Controls, UTC Aerospace Systems Interiors, WINSLOW ® LifeRaft Company and Woodward HRT.


AMETEK MRO is a division of AMETEK Aerospace & Defense and a global provider of repair and overhaul services for commercial, regional, general aviation, and rotor-wing aircraft.  Its operations are FAA, EASA, CAAC, and CAAS approved. AMETEK MRO consists of AEM, Aeromedic, AMERON, AMETEK Singapore, Antavia, Avtech Avionics & Instruments, B&S Aircraft, Drake Air, Muirhead Avionics, and Southern Aeroparts. 

AMETEK MRO’s capabilities include avionic, electromechanical, electronic, fluid systems, hydraulic, oxygen, pneumatic, and safety equipment components. AMETEK MRO also provides on-board first aid and medical kits and therapeutic oxygen. More information on AMETEK MRO can be found at    

AMETEK Aerospace and Defense is a division of AMETEK Inc, a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices with 2020 sales of more than $4.5 billion.  For more information, contact AMETEK Aerospace & Defense: