Chromalloy, a leading independent supplier of technologically advanced repairs, coatings, and FAA-approved alternative parts for commercial airlines, the military and industrial turbine engine applications, recently named Will Zmyndak director of operations at the company’s Orangeburg, N.Y., advanced coating and repair operation.
Zmyndak, a long-time aviation industry veteran with significant turbine airfoil, coating and casting experience, will lead manufacturing activities as the operation continues to focus on innovation and development of new protective barrier coatings for gas turbine engines and advanced repairs for engine components. In addition, Zmyndak will support further development of Chromalloy’s industrial gas turbine technology strategy and activities.
“Chromalloy is pleased to welcome Will, and we look forward to benefitting from his operational, manufacturing and aftermarket expertise in turbine engines,” said Dennis Orzel, vice president and general manager, coating and hot section repairs.
Zmyndak comes from Barnes Aerospace Aftermarket, a unit of Barnes Group, Inc., where he served as vice president, aftermarket operations, leading the unit’s manufacturing and service operations throughout the U.S. Prior to Barnes, he worked for several years in technical and leadership positions at Pratt & Whitney Aircraft. As director of new technology, Zmyndak was responsible for successfully transferring key technologies from the lab to robust production processes, designing and utilizing best practice lean methodologies and engineering value designs. He has extensive background in coatings technology, including electron beam physical vapor deposition (EBPVD) and other related plating and coating technologies.