CFM International has appointed Karl Sheldon as Executive Vice President, replacing Allen Paxson.
Paxson, who had served in the role since May 2014, was recently appointed Vice President, Commercial Programmes Strategy for GE Aviation. In this newly created role, he will be responsible for development and integration of strategies for the company’s commercial markets, execution on advanced engine technology programmes, including the CFM RISE programme and sustainability efforts.
Sheldon is also general manager of the CFM project department for GE Aviation. As part of the CFM Executive Team, he is responsible for overseeing programmes carried out by CFM. Along with his counterpart at Safran Aircraft Engines, Sébastien Imbourg, Sheldon also serves as the primary interface between the two companies.