Caroline Vandedrinck

SVP Business Development

SR Technics

Caroline Vandedrinck joined SR Technics in January 2016 as Vice President - Americas based in South Florida, USA. She was promoted to Senior Vice President Business Development in September 2020. Ms. Vandedrinck leads the team globally, positioning SR Technics to win share in existing and new markets and supporting existing customers. SR Technics is one of the world’s leading providers of Engine MRO solutions to airlines and leasing companies. 
Ms. Vandedrinck brings over 25 years of aerospace experience. Before joining SR Technics, she served as Vice President of Europe and Central Asia for Sikorsky where her team was responsible for selling helicopters and aftermarket services. Prior to that, she was Vice President, Sales & Marketing at Barnes Aerospace, a leading manufacturer of aerospace parts and assemblies for Original Equipment Manufacturers such as GE, Goodrich, Rolls-Royce, and others. 
Before joining Barnes Aerospace, Ms. Vandedrinck served as the Commercial Director for Alcoa’s aerospace forgings division in Cleveland, Ohio, where she was responsible for sales, customer service, and integrating the international commercial team of the newly acquired Russian factories.
In 1995, Ms. Vandedrinck joined Pratt & Whitney where she served for almost 9 years in sales leadership roles, including General Manager, Sales & Services – Africa, based in Europe and as  General Manager, Sales & Services – North America based in East Hartford, Connecticut.
Before joining United Technologies, Ms. Vandedrinck held progressively responsible sales engineering and sales manager positions with Fairchild Aircraft in Belgium, including as Sales Manager, Europe, Middle East, and Africa. She began her career in sales engineering at Air Mediterranee in Monaco.
Ms. Vandedrinck holds a Bachelor of Science degree in aerospace engineering from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and an MBA from the European University. She has a multi-engine private pilot’s license and speaks several European languages.

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06 March 2024 | 14:20 - 14:55 | MRO: Aero-Engines Focus: Maintenance Contracts & Increasing Capacity

Engine MRO capacity continues to be a challenge for the region, constrained by a lack of skilled labor and a shortage of parts repair availability, while ongoing durability problems are causing an increasing number of shop events. Against this backdrop, what trends do the panel see in the structure of maintenance agreements between engine lessors, airlines and OEMs? How is this changing on new generation engines?

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