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Carpet Maker Kalogridis Taps Aerospace Vet as New CEO

 - October 14, 2021, 11:37 AM

George Kalogridis, founder and owner of the eponymous high-end aviation carpeting specialist Kalogridis International (Booth 2325), announced at NBAA-BACE 2021 that veteran aerospace executive Marc Paganini will join the company as CEO, effective immediately. 

“I feel lucky to have someone join us with Marc’s proven talent for growing a company while simultaneously boosting customer satisfaction among both new clients and longtime customers,” said Kalogridis, adding that the new CEO has been given an ownership stake in Kalogridis.

Paganini is formerly head of Airbus Helicopters’ North American operations and a key architect of the IPO offering for EADS, the European consortium that spawned Airbus. “I am excited to take leadership of what I genuinely believe to be the world’s premier maker of carpets for BVIP aviation customers at the highest levels all over the world,” said Paganini.

In additional executive moves, Judy Kim has been named head of the Dallas-based company’s design department, and Angela Borjas was appointed director of sales for the entire organization, including sister company Deconel Surface Coverings. Both are longtime Kalogridis employees. 

Aviation industry media expert Randy Jones has also joined the company as director of marketing and business development.