Farsound has named Matt Berkebile as its new President of Farsound USA. Berkebile will be based at the company’s brand-new US facility in San Antonio, Texas from the summer.

Berkebile comes to Farsound with a wealth of engineering and leadership experience, having built up a career of more than 17 years in gas turbine, aviation and power generation engineering in the USA.

He has worked across a range of disciplines, including design, manufacture, repair, process development and commercial projects.

Operations and growth

In his new role, Berkebile will oversee Farsound’s operations and growth in North America, developing the company’s reputation and market reach in this lucrative aviation MRO sector.

Farsound also has facilities in the UK, Canada, Spain, Japan and Singapore and Matt will work closely with the leadership teams there to ensure a global insight and approach.

Berkebile said of his new role: “I am delighted to be joining Farsound at such an exciting time for the company. The opening of our brand-new facility in San Antonio later on this year will provide an excellent base from which to expand our customer base in the US and beyond. I am looking forward to leading a great team of people towards ongoing development and international success.”

Kevin Sargent, Executive Chairman of Farsound added: “Farsound is in a stage of rapid, dynamic development and we are thrilled that Matt has agreed to take on the role of President Farsound USA and lead our presence in North America. We will benefit hugely from his wide-ranging industry experience and insight, and we look forward to working with him for a long time to come.”

Farsound recently unveiled its new HQ in Essex. The state-of-the art facility is located close to Farsound’s old HQ building and has been designed and built entirely from scratch. The building, which is considerably bigger than Farsound’s previous HQ, has capacity for expansion, with scope to add mezzanine floors and additional facilities as the company grows and recruits more people across all departments and disciplines.Subscribe to the FINN weekly newsletter