Shashank Dhawan Also joins as Chief Financial Officer

Charleston, SC and Birmingham, England, April 12, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Liberty Hall Capital Partners (“Liberty Hall“), a private equity firm with a particular focus on investing in businesses serving the global aerospace and defense industry, announced the appointments today. Susan McKenna Chief Executive Officer and Shashank Dhawan to Chief Financial Officer of Dunlop Aircraft Tires, a leading independent global designer and supplier of high quality aircraft tires serving the commercial, military and cargo aircraft markets.

“Since 1910, relentless innovation has been at the heart of the mission for Dunlop Aircraft Tires. We are excited to welcome Susan to lead Dunlop into the next phase of its sustainable development,” said Rowan Taylor, of Liberty Hall Founder and Managing Partner. “Susan’s proven track record in developing and executing growth strategies, overseeing new product development, pursuing innovation and ensuring operational excellence within the aerospace industry is unparalleled. We are confident in the balance of existing leadership combined with Susan’s operational experience and Shashank’s financial experience. The team forms a truly differentiated executive team.” creates.”

Ms. McKenna added “Dunlop Aircraft Tires is well positioned to capitalize on the continued commercial aerospace recovery and strong secular growth in the military and cargo end markets. I am excited to become part of the Dunlop Aircraft Tire family alongside our newly appointed CFO. Shashank DhawanAnd to partner with our entire team to continue building the business through an exciting period of growth.”

Ms. McKenna brings more than three decades of experience in aerospace and related industries. From 1994-2020, she played roles of increasing importance at United Technologies Corporation (“UTC”, now Raytheon Technologies) and its predecessors. Most recently, Ms. McKenna held the position of Executive General Manager, Engine Control Services at Collins Aerospace, where she strategically led the standalone aftermarket business, which was formed following the disposal of the original equipment business to Rolls-Royce. She previously had strategic and operational responsibility for UTC’s Actuation and Propeller Aftermarket Services business and held several positions at Goodrich including Vice President of their Secondary Flight Controls business and various senior finance roles. She joins Dunlop from Sertech Corporation, a leading automotive manufacturer of complex lightweight body structures and electric powertrain components for major original equipment manufacturers, where she held the role of Chief Financial Officer. Ms McKenna began her career at Eaton Corporation and holds an undergraduate degree and postgraduate diploma in finance from the University of Ulster. She is also a Fellow Member of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants.

Mr. Dhawan brings nearly three decades of cross-sector experience in the aerospace, engineering, chemical and manufacturing industries. Prior to joining Dunlop, he held the position of Chief Financial Officer at Aromat International Ltd., a manufacturer and supplier of cast aluminum and magnesium parts to the global aerospace and defense industries. Mr. Dhawan also held Group Finance Director positions at Olio International and Savery Hydraulics, leading manufacturers of energy absorption products for the rail, elevator and industrial sectors, as well as positions at Johnson Matthey plc and Imperial Chemical Industries plc. He graduated in Science from Kanpur University. Indiaand is a Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants India.

About Liberty Hall Capital Partners
Liberty Hall Capital Partners is a private equity firm with a particular focus on investing in businesses serving the global aerospace and defense industry. of Liberty Hall The principals have a 25-plus year history of working together and have led multiple investments $2.5 billion In equity capital in more than 25 businesses serving multiple segments of the aerospace and defense industry. Liberty Hall was founded in July 2011 As the first, and remains the only private equity firm focused solely on investing in middle market businesses serving the aerospace and defense industries. Liberty Hall Executes a proven and repeatable investment strategy designed to transform middle market businesses into larger, more capable and diversified strategic assets. For more information, please visit http://www.libertyhallcapital.com/.

About Dunlop Aircraft Tires
Dunlop Aircraft Tires is a leading independent global designer and supplier of high-quality aircraft tires serving the commercial, military and cargo aircraft markets. Dunlop is the only specialist tire manufacturer focused solely on aircraft tyres. Dunlop’s customer portfolio spans channels, segments and geographies worldwide. With three facilities located in Birmingham (United Kingdom), Mocksville, North Carolina (United States) and Xinjiang (China), Dunlop is leveraging its well-established brand and market reputation for quality and strives to become the first choice supplier of aircraft tires as a result of superior product performance, exemplary customer service and delivery reliability. For more information, please visit https://www.dunlopaircrafttyres.co.uk/

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