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Craig W Welsh

SVP & COO Americas and Asia
Willis Lease Finance Corporation

Craig W. Welsh is the SVP and CCO for Asia and Americas of Willis Lease Finance Corporation.  He joined the company in 2014 and is responsible for developing the company’s sales and growth plans in China, Asia Pacific, North America, and Latin America.  Craig began his career in 1987 with Pratt & Whitney, where he held roles of increasing scope in engineering, operations, contracts and sales.  From 1998 to 2003, he was transferred to Singapore with Pratt & Whitney where he held various contract and sales management roles. From 2004 to 2009, Craig was tenured with International Aero Engines (IAE) in Beijing where he was responsible for China sales and business development.  His leadership was instrumental in securing more than $6 billion in V2500 long-term sales and aftermarket contracts, and improving IAE's regional market share to 70 percent. Craig returned to Pratt & Whitney from 2010 to 2013, where he was responsible for leading their Commercial Engines’ APAC Sales Team in its growth of aircraft engine sales, including the Pratt & Whitney PW1000G geared turbofan engine family, financing and leasing.  Mr. Welsh holds a BSc. in Mechanical Engineering from Carnegie-Mellon University and an MBA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. 


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