Cadence Aerospace Names Vivian Martinez-Wells as Director, Business Development & Contracts, Cadence Aerospace–Aerosystems

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ANAHEIM, Calif., Nov. 26, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cadence Aerospace, a provider of highly complex aerospace components and assemblies to commercial and defense customers, announces today the appointment of Vivian Martinez-Wells as Director, Business Development & Contracts, Cadence Aerospace–Aerosystems. With Centers of Excellence based in the U.S. and Mexico, Cadence Aerospace serves the world's leading manufacturers of aircraft, aerostructures, aeroequipment and other defense platforms.

Ms. Martinez-Wells joins the Company’s expanding Business Development team and reports to Robert Saia, Senior Vice President, Business Development for Cadence Aerospace. In her new role, she will collaborate on market expansion and brand projection strategies, working to identify new business opportunities, strengthen employee sales teams, and foster both new and existing customer relationships.  

“Vivian brings to Cadence Aerospace not only a deep understanding of our industry, but a proven track record of developing and successfully implementing business development initiatives that build awareness of company capabilities while attracting and broadening customer relationships,” said Tom Hutton, Chief Executive Officer of Cadence Aerospace.  “I am delighted to welcome her to our team, and we look forward to her contributions as Cadence continues working to be an integral part of the strategic plans of our customers, contributing to their discussions about the future, and jointly identifying opportunities for success.”

With a career spanning nearly 20 years in the aerospace and aviation industry, Ms. Martinez-Wells has successfully developed and implemented new business procurement strategies; robust sales platforms targeting global markets; innovative strategic sourcing and logistics initiatives; and marketing, customer service and contract programs designed to promote organizational growth. Her skills and talents across all of these disciplines, coupled with her engineering experience, are of immeasurable value to Cadence Aerospace as the Company continues strengthening its focus on achieving success with business partners through active engagement, aligned manufacturing and sourcing strategies.

Ms. Martinez-Wells comes to Cadence Aerospace after a five-year tenure with Barnes Aerospace, a global provider of complex fabricated and precision-machined components and assemblies for a broad range of industry Original-Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), having served the company most recently as Director, Contracts & Customer Service. In this capacity, she led a large team of contract managers and administrators across six domestic and international business units, developing and implementing process and standard work to drive commercial excellence. Ms. Martinez-Wells also was Sales Director, OEM Machining at Barnes Aerospace where she identified, quantified and developed strategies to capture domestic and international OEM markets. She joined the company in 2013 as Business Development Manager and successfully generated new business opportunities and strategic alliances that capitalized on the strengths and capabilities of each Barnes Aerospace division, all while meeting and exceeding the company’s growth objectives.

From 2001 to 2013, Ms. Martinez-Wells held positions of increasing responsibility at Pratt & Whitney, a subsidiary of United Technologies (UTC), an American aerospace manufacturer with global service operations. As Strategic Sourcing Manager, she managed a multi-million-dollar value stream through strategic sourcing initiatives in domestic and emerging markets. Ms. Martinez-Wells also was Logistics Program Manager, overseeing and implementing logistics plans for International Air Forces and leading supportability plans to ensure safety of flight, readiness, and reliable service of international customers. She began her career at Pratt & Whitney as a Mechanical Design Engineer and later served as a Test and Validation Engineer for jet engine exhaust components.

Ms. Martinez-Wells holds a Master of Public Administration—International Economic Policy and Administration from Columbia University in New York, a Master of Science in Management from Albertus Magnus College, and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Puerto Rico. In conjunction, she has completed training programs including the UTC Quality System Associate Level Certification along with others in the areas of Quality Assurance, Negotiating Solutions, and Leveraging Style Differences for Team Leadership. Ms. Martinez-Wells also has received a number of industry awards and accolades throughout her career that are testament to her expert leadership and successes in business development. 

About Cadence Aerospace
Cadence Aerospace, a portfolio company of Arlington Capital Partners, is a leading aerospace and defense industry supplier committed to achieving success with its business partners through active engagement, aligned manufacturing and sourcing strategies, and industry-leading capabilities. The Company’s Centers of Excellence, based in the U.S. and Mexico, produce machined parts, subassemblies, assemblies and repair and overhaul services for the world's leading manufacturers of aircraft, aerostructures, aeroequipment and other defense platforms. With clearly defined products and services, complementary capabilities, positions on programs offering long-term growth, a balanced and global aerospace, commercial and defense portfolio, Cadence Aerospace offers outstanding quality and delivery at cost-competitive prices to aerospace and defense companies globally.

About Arlington Capital Partners
Arlington Capital Partners is a Washington, D.C.-area private equity firm that has managed $2.2 billion of committed capital via four investment funds, including Arlington's fourth and most recent $700 million fund. Arlington is focused on middle market investment opportunities in growth industries, including: aerospace/defense, government services and technology, healthcare, and business services and software. The firm's professionals and network have a unique combination of operating and private equity experience that enables Arlington to be a value-added investor. Arlington invests in companies in partnership with high quality management teams that are motivated to establish and/or advance their Company's position as leading competitors in their field. 

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