Press Releases

  • Kellstrom Defense announces the appointment of William Greer as Director of Sales & Contracts

    February 6, 2017

  • Kellstrom Defense announces the grand opening of global headquarters

    February 6, 2017

  • Kellstrom Defense and Fastcol support Colombian Air Force with C-130 Short-Pod® apu upgrade kit

    February 21, 2017

  • Kellstrom Defense supports completion of first C-130 Short-Pod® APU and E2h® ECS upgrade in the Asia-Pacific region

    October 25, 2016

  • Meggitt signs a new long term distribution agreement extension with Kellstrom Defense

    October 18, 2016

  • Kellstrom Defense to Present at Jeffries Industrials Conference

    August 8, 2016

  • Astra Aircraft Partners with Kellstrom Defense for an Exclusive Multi Year Supplier Agreement with Armscor

    July 13, 2016

  • Kellstrom Defense Appoints Choon Meng Loo as Director of New Business Development for Asia

    June 7, 2016

  • Kellstrom Defense Appoints Ruth Garcia as Director of Marketing & Communication

    June 7, 2016

  • Merex Group Appoints Eric Hillewaert as Vice President OEM Relationship Management

    March 1, 2016

  • Kellstrom Repair Services Approved as AMETEK Authorized Repair Center

    JUNE 16, 2015

  • Airbus Group Selects Kellstrom Defense as Exclusive Supply Chain Management Partner

    JUNE 15, 2015

  • Kellstrom Repair Services Named Exclusive Provider for Repair and Overhaul of Short-Pod™ APU

    APRIL 16, 2015

  • Kellstrom Repair Services Approved as Honeywell Authorized Repair Station

    APRIL 15, 2015

  • Merex Group Rebrands Portfolio Companies as Kellstrom Defense and Kellstrom Repair Services

    APRIL 14, 2015

  • Kellstrom Defense to Distribute Engine System and Support Products for UTC Aerospace

    APRIL 5, 2015

  • Merex Group Appoints David G. Faulkner as President of Engineering and Manufacturing Business Unit

    January 16, 2015

    JAN 16, 2015, MIRAMAR, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced Kellstrom Defense Aerospace, Inc., a Merex Group company, will expand its South Florida operations to the IDI Corporate Park in Miramar. The expansion will create 20 new jobs, in addition to retaining 106 jobs, and make a capital investment of $5.9 million in the Miramar community.
  • Merex Group Appoints David G. Faulkner as President of Engineering and Manufacturing Business Unit

    January 14, 2015

    CAMARILLO, CA, January 14, 2015 - The Merex Group, a Dubin Clark & Company portfolio company, is pleased to announce the appointment of David Faulkner to the role of President of Engineering and Manufacturing (“E&M”). He will be responsible for the full P&L, strategy, and overall leadership of the Merex Group E&M business unit located in Camarillo, CA. David will be replacing Eric Hillewaert, who has been the interim executive for this business and will be returning to a business development role within the company.
  • Merex Group Appoints Jonathan A. Silva as President of MRO Solutions

    January 7, 2015

    MIRAMAR, Fla., January 7, 2015 - The Merex Group, a Dubin Clark & Company portfolio company, is pleased to announce the appointment of Jonathan Silva to the role of President of the MRO (Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul) Solutions business unit. He succeeds former MRO Solutions President, Dan Godin, who has accepted the role as the Chief Executive Officer of Air Industries (AMEX:AIRI).
  • Kellstrom Defense Awarded Exclusive Licensing Agreement Extension by Lockheed Martin Corporation for C-130 Short-Pod™ APU

    November 18, 2014

    Miramar, Fla. – November 18, 2014 – Kellstrom Defense Aerospace, Inc. (KDA), a Merex Group company, signed a three year Exclusive Licensing Agreement Extension with Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Training to manufacture, market, and sell KDA C-130 Short-Pod™ Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) Upgrade Kits, KDA C-130 Short-Pod™ APU Installation Kits, and spare parts in support of C-130 B-H model aircraft sustainment around the world.
  • Kellstrom Defense Aerospace, A Merex Group Company, Signs Teaming Agreement with Europavia

    October 8, 2014

    Madrid, SPAIN – October 8, 2014 – KELLSTROM DEFENSE AEROSPACE, a MEREX GROUP Company and EUROPAVIA Espana S.A. are pleased to announced the completion of a comprehensive teaming agreement for providing engine and airframe component Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) for defense platforms in Spain, Europe and Specific South American markets.
  • Kellstrom Defense to Distribute Sensors and Fluid Management Systems’ Products for Ametek Aerospace & Defense

    July 21, 2014

    WILMINGTON, MA—The Sensors and Fluid Management Systems (SFMS) business unit of AMETEK Aerospace & Defense announces that Kellstrom Defense Aerospace, a Merex Group company will be its new spare part distribution partner serving the global military and government aftermarket.
  • Merex Announces Acquisition of F-5, T-38 And F-16 Structual Manufacturing Tooling

    July 15, 2014

    July 15, 2014, Camarillo, CA - The Merex Group is pleased to announce the acquisition of specialized tooling assets and inventory affiliated with the manufacture of aftermarket spares for the F-5, T-38 and F-16 military aircraft. This tooling provides new structural manufacturing capability and was enabled by the purchase by the Merex Group of specific tooling and surplus inventory assets formerly owned by Sierra Aerospace of Simi Valley, CA.
  • Alco Services, Inc. And Avloc Reach Agreement for C130 APU and Accessory Repair

    July 14, 2014

    July 14, 2014, Camarillo, CA - The Merex Group is pleased to announce that ALCO Services, Inc., a Merex Company, (“ALCO”), has reached an agreement with UK based AVLOC to represent ALCO for specific repair services. Covered in this agreement are Auxiliary Power Units (APU’s) and multiple accessories for the C-130 and P-3 fleets of the Royal Canadian Armed Forces, provided under contract to Standard Aero.
  • Merex Group Appoints Nathan A. Skop as Executive Vice President of Contracts and Compliance

    June 10, 2014

    June 10, 2014, Camarillo, CA - The Merex Group, a Dubin Clark & Company portfolio company, is pleased to announce the appointment of Nathan A. Skop to the newly created role of Executive Vice President of Contracts and Compliance. Mr. Skop will be responsible for the overall contracts and compliance function for all Merex Group companies, with focus on ensuring all business practices conform to regulatory requirements. He will be located at the Merex Group - Kellstrom Defense facility in Miramar, FL and will report directly to the Merex Group Chief Executive Officer.
  • Merex Group Appoints Anthony Grant as Vice President of Business Tranformation

    May 1, 2014

    May 1,, 2014, Camarillo, CA – The Merex Group, a Dubin Clark & Company portfolio company, is pleased to announce the appointment of Anthony Grant to the newly created role of Vice President of Business Transformation. Mr. Grant will be responsible for transformation of the Merex Group of companies into a cohesive, customer facing organization with full integration of the global facilities and business infrastructure.
  • Merex Group Acquires Kellstrom Defense Aerospace, Inc.

    April 30, 2014

    CAMARILLO, CA, April 30, 2014 - The Merex Group today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Florida based Kellstrom Defense Aerospace Inc. The acquisition of Kellstrom Defense creates a combined business with an expanded bundle of capabilities for legacy aircraft sustainment and unmatched channel access to serve the needs of global defense customers.