Nexcelle Names Jan Beseler and Jean-Christophe Dalla Toffola as its Executive Vice Presidents

By Nexcelle, PRNE
Tuesday, March 15, 2011

CINCINNATI, March 16, 2011 - Nexcelle, a joint venture of GE's Middle River Aircraft Systems (MRAS)
and Aircelle of the Safran group, today confirmed the appointment of Jan
and Jean-Christophe Dalla Toffola as the company's two Executive Vice
Presidents - incorporating two highly experienced managers from its parent
companies in the organizational lineup.

Beseler is from GE Aviation, and brings extensive expertise in jet engine
nacelle integration and engineering. Dalla Toffola comes from the Safran
group's Aircelle business unit, where his responsibilities included nacelles,
international partnerships and the supply chain.

"The Executive Vice President positions are extremely important at
Nexcelle, as they carry the full responsibility for Nexcelle's program
activity at the level of our joint venture partners," explained Nexcelle
President Steve Walters. "The wide range of knowledge provided by Jan and
Jean-Christophe will be extremely valuable as Nexcelle positions itself as an
industry leader in nacelles for integrated propulsion systems."

The immediate focus of these managers will be on Nexcelle's two current
programs: the nacelle systems on CFM International's LEAP-X1C integrated
propulsion system for the Chinese COMAC C919 jetliner; and the GE TechX
integrated powerplant for the Bombardier Global 7000 and 8000 business jet
aircraft. The Nexcelle Executive Vice Presidents also will be tasked with
positioning the company for future program opportunities on other aircraft.

Before his appointment at Nexcelle, Beseler was the manager of nacelle
integration engineering for GE Aviation engines. His 19-year career with GE
Aviation included positions as manager of engine build-up engineering,
program leader for CF34-8 engine control systems, and manager of control
systems at GE Aviation's Lynn, Massachusetts operation. He has a BS in
Engineering from Swarthmore College and a MS in Electrical Engineering from
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Dalla Toffola's most recent responsibility at Aircelle was as the Vice
President for Partnerships, a position he held since 2008. Previously, he was
Aircelle's Internal Supply Chain Vice President, and Vice President of the
company's Small Nacelles Division. The earlier portion of Dalla Toffola's
career was at Techspace Aero, which is another business unit of the Safran
group. He is a graduate of Belgium's Liege University with diplomas in Civil
Engineering, Electromechanics and Business Administration.

About Nexcelle (

Nexcelle is creating smart nacelle systems for tomorrow's world travel.
Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, the company is a joint venture of
Aircelle and Middle River Aircraft Systems (MRAS), which are leading
suppliers of engine nacelles, thrust reversers and aerostructures. Through
Nexcelle's relationship with CFM International and GE Aviation, the company
brings unparalleled expertise in the design, development, production and
support of integrated propulsion systems for a wide range of aircraft.

Media Contacts: Frederique Thomas, Aircelle, Tel: +33(0)1-30-07-90-14, frederique.thomas at; Jennifer Villarreal, GE Aviation, Tel: +1-616-241-8643, jennifer.villarreal3 at; Jeffrey Lenorovitz, The InfoWEST Group, Mobile (France) : +33(0)6-80-85-86-25, Mobile (U.S.) +1-703-615-3646, e-mail: jleno at

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