West Chester manufacturer names new CEO

CFM International today named Gaël Méheust as its president and chief executive officer, effective immediately, the company said.

Méheust is replacing Jean-Paul Ebanga, who had served as CFM president and CEO since February 2011 and has now moved to another position within corporate owner Safran Aircraft Engines.

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CFM is a 50/50 joint venture between GE Aviation and Safran, and the company is based in Butler County’s West Chester Twp.

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CFM International produces what it says is the best-selling CFM56 and LEAP product lines; the company calls itself the world’s leading supplier of commercial aircraft engines. To date, the company has delivered more than 30,000 engines to more than 550 operators around the globe.

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