Lt. General Galileo Gerard KINATAR, Jr.
AFP - Philippines Air Force
LIEUTENANT GENERAL GALILEO GERARD R KINTANAR JR O-9216 AFP assumed position as the 35th Commanding General of the Philippine Air Force on 24 October 2017. He is a proud member of the Philippine Military Academy “SANDIWA” Class of 1985 where he graduated number 4 in his class among 209 members. He is a recipient of the Chief of Staff Saber for being the Class Regimental Commander and the Distinguished Cadet Award given by the PMA superintendent. In the same year, he was also recognized as the Most Outstanding Student of Baguio City.
His career as a military aviator began when he took his Under Graduate Pilot Training 1987 where he graduated on top of his Class with a distinct McMicking Award. He was subsequently assigned in the 15th Strike Wing where he performed significant combat air operations in various areas of the Philippine Archipelago as an Element Lead, Test Pilot, and Flight Commander of the T-28 “Tora-Tora” Trojan aircraft. He also flew as an Instructor Pilot, Flight Lead, and Test Pilot of the T-41 Cessna aircraft and subsequently became the Squadron Commander of the 101st Primary Pilot Training Squadron of the PAF Flying School, 100th Training Wing in 1999.
His leadership and experience in the profession of arms was complemented by the local and foreign military and civilian courses that he undertook. He is a top graduate of the Intelligence Officer Course in 1990 at the Special Intelligence Training School, Intelligence Service of the AFP. He is a recipient of the Distinguished Graduate Award when he took the Squadron Officer Course in Alabama, USA in 1994. In 2006, he finished his General Staff Course at the AFP Command and General Staff College where he graduated number 1 out of 72 students. He is also a graduate of Defense Acquisition Course at General Headquarters, AFP and the Defense and Strategic Studies at the Australian Defense College, Canberra and Deakin University. His passion for continuous learning was brought to higher level when he took his post-graduate courses as a top student in Master in Business Management at the Asian Institute of Management and Master in Public Administration at the Philippine Christian University.
LTGEN KINTANAR JR held different significant staff and command positions in the PAF and AFP that displayed his outstanding military leadership and management acumen. He became the Commander of the 550th Air Base Group in Fernando Air Base, Lipa City; the Secretary of Air Staff and Director for Plans A-5 at HPAF; and Director of Office of the Strategic and Special Studies at GHQ, AFP. He was the Commander of the 15th Strike Wing during the Zamboanga Siege where he ensured prompt air operations in support of AFP missions. He also became the 60th Chief of Air Staff and became instrumental in the supervision and creation of the PAF Flight Plan 2028. He subsequently assumed the position as the first Commander of the newly designated Air Education Training and Doctrines Command in 2016. During his stint, the AETDC was acclaimed as the PAF Model Base of the Year and the 70th PAF Anniversary Best Marching Unit. The AETDC was also adjudged as the Best PAF Search and Rescue Team and 2nd Runner-up in the PAF Inter-Unity Sports Competition. He also served as the Commander of the Western Command for two months before his assumption of the 35th Commanding General of the Philippine Air Force.
LTGEN KINTANAR JR received numerous awards as testaments to his various positions, accomplishments, and trainings. Most notable among which are the Outstanding Achievement Medal, Distinguished Service Star Medals, Distinguished Aviation Cross, Bronze Cross Medal, Silver Wing Medals, Military Merit Medals, Combat Mission Plaque and Patch, the PAFFS Golden Aviator Award, and the PMAAAI Cavalier Award for Command and Administration.
LTGEN KINTANAR JR was born on 14 January 1964 at Baguio City and a proud son of BGEN Galileo Sr and Mrs Lillian Kintanar. He is happily married to Dr Ma. Marlene and blessed with two (2) daughters, Janelle Patricia and Marie Abigail.
Lionel DE MAUPEOU
Managing DirectorAIRBUS HELICOPTERS Philippines
Lionel de Maupeou was appointed President and Managing Director of Airbus Helicopters Philippines Inc in January 2017. In this role, he is responsible for the leadership and growth of the company’s business in the Philippines.
Mr de Maupeou first joined Airbus Helicopters in 2002 as Head of Support and Services of Eurocopter Chile S.A., where he supported more than 250 helicopters over the Cono Sur, covering Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Peru and Uruguay.
By 2005, he became the Sales Manager responsible for Eastern Europe where he contributed to several commercial breakthroughs including the introduction of the EC135 and EC145 helicopters in Lithuania for border patrol missions, and the introduction of the first AS365 VIP and EC155 VIP in the region. At the same time, he was instrumental in the development of Airbus Helicopters’ presence in Poland.
In 2011, he was appointed Senior Sales Manager for Italy and Spain, where he oversaw the milestone contract awarded by Spain’s leading provider of aerial emergency services, for 15 units of H145.
Mr de Maupeou rose to become Head of Sales for Airbus Helicopters India in 2013, where he expanded the company’s presence in the country and contributed to the development of the first emergency medical service operation in India. During that time, he led the successful introduction of the H130 into India and clinched the world’s first HCare Smart contract for the company.
Mr de Maupeou graduated from the Audencia Business School and has obtained a specialised Master’s degree in International Project Management from the ESCP Europe.
Services & Support Director | Commercial AviationEMBRAER Asia Pacific Pte Ltd
Augustine Tai is a Director for Asia Pacific for Embraer Services & Support where he leads the teams responsible for commercial aviation customer services and support in the region. The Embraer Services and Support Team comprise of the Field Services Team spread across the region and the Material Services Team based at Embraer’s Regional Distribution Centre located in Changi, Singapore.
Augustine began his career in the aviation industry 16 years ago since graduating from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, and his experience includes Technical Services, Production Management, Program Management, Airline Line Operation and Sales, both in the MRO and OEM areas.
DirectorJAMCO Philippines Inc.
Mr. Hasumi has graduated from Meiji University and hold a Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineer.
He joined Jamco in 2001 and since then, he has been assigned as program manager for several aircraft interior projects.
He was appointed Director of Jamco Philippines, Inc in 2015.
Ronald Samson is the Operations Director of MOOG Commercial Aftermarket Division within the Aircraft Group
Held various MOOG positions within operations for 30 plus years, last 10 within the Aftermarket segment.
Current Aftermarket Repair Locations:
- Baguio City, Philippines
- East Aurora, New York (Accountable Manager)
- Torrance, California
- Wolverhampton, UK
Previous Positions Held:
- East Aurora Site Components Director
- Process Manager (East Aurora, New York and Tewkesbury, UK)
- Value Stream Manager Engine Controls Aftermarket
Holds a BSME in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Buffalo at New York
Supply Chain ManagerNASMYTH METALLICS
Neil Allen is Supply Chain Manager for Nasmyth Metallics, which is the precision machining cluster of the Nasmyth Group. He has nearly 40 years working experience in the Aerospace Industry, leaving Rolls-Royce plc. to join Nasmyth Bulwell in 1988.
Originally qualified as an engineer he also has a degree in global management. Neil spent the first half of his tenure with Nasmyth working in production and operational roles, before moving over to manage the supply chain in 2003. He has 15 years’ experience in supply chain management, supplier development and sourcing strategies and is currently managing suppliers across 3 continents, including Europe, Asia and North America.
René BANZONDeputy General ManagerSIA ENGINEERING Philippines
Rene Philip Hernaez Banzon, a member of the Aerospace Industries Association of the Philippines (AIAP) and served as Chairman and Presidentt of Clark Investors and Locators Association (CILA) in 2014 and 2013 respectively, was also President of Global Cargo Carriers Inc in 2007. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from De La Salle University in 1986.
He is currently the Deputy General Manager at SIA Engineering Phils. (SIAEP), a 5--bay, 600-man MRO (Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul) facility in Clark handling Marketing and Sales, HR, Admin and Legal, Facilities and Ground Equipment, Engineering Training and Technical Services.
He has over 30 years extensive experience serving in the airline industry, starting out with the Maintenance & Engineering department at Philippine Airlines and with more than 20 years of being in different management positions for different airline companies. Prior to his current position, he was the President & Managing Director at Transnational Aero Corp. (Malaysia Airlines GSA) and the General Manager at Transnational Air Services Corp. (Austrian Airlines & Virgin Atlantic GSAs). He was also Asiana Phils GSA General Manager.
At Philippine Airlines (PAL), he worked as Product Manager for Korea, Japan, Transpacific, & China.