The leading aviation & MRO recruiting firm, TARCG, is pleased to announce its appointment of the highly experienced David Doherty in a role as non-executive director.

While David’s new role at TARCG marks his first direct involvement in aviation & MRO recruitment, he possesses extensive real world, day-to-day experience in sales, operations and management across a range of sectors in aviation.

As such, he looks forward to providing a different context to TARCG’s work, as the aviation recruiting firm seeks to provide a more proactive service for clients and candidates, and drive forward growth.

More than a quarter-century’s experience in aviation

David Doherty is a highly distinguished and capable aviation professional, with an over 25-year track record in sales, contract management, lease delivery and returns, aircraft operations and management.

After studying Business Studies and Economics at what is now London Metropolitan University, and Engineering at the University of Glasgow, David began his career in operations in 1996 at Air UK, which became KLM uk in 1998. He also worked for KLM uk’s low-cost subsidiary airline, Buzz, before leaving the company in 2003 to take up a position as Commercial Manager for ATC Lasham.

He would remain at ATC Lasham – an aviation engineering and technical support based at London Southend Airport – for 12 years, eventually rising to the position of Group Sales and Commercial Manager.

In August 2015, David joined Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group as Head of Business Development, Aviation Services. He stayed until March 2017, when the opportunity arose to lead the Commercial, Business Development, Strategy and Customer Support functions of Monarch Aircraft Engineering in Luton.

In recent years, David has served as Head of Sales at Etihad Airways in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates. He joins TARCG eager to bring the benefits of his “on the job” lived experiences to his new role. He will effectively represent a “fresh set of eyes” for the aviation recruiting firm, where he is also relishing the opportunity to further develop his own skills and knowledge.

“I believe strongly that I can assist TARCG with the achievement of their goals”

David Doherty commented: “I am obviously hugely excited about this role, which represents something new for me. While I have not previously been directly involved in the aviation recruitment industry, I have had indirect contact with the sector over my many years in aviation, dealing with a number of key players as both a candidate and client.

“Speaking to TARCG founder and Chief Executive Officer Sam O’Brien prior to taking on this role, I was able to appreciate the scale and nature of the challenge that awaits me here, and what it represents in the next stage of my own development.

“I believe strongly that I can assist TARCG with the achievement of their ultimate goals, including by increasing their business exposure and turnover in various markets.

“As someone coming from a non-recruitment background – effectively ‘from the outside, looking in’ – I can’t wait to get to work with everyone on the TARCG team, encouraging them to embrace different perspectives and maximise the value the business offers to both clients and candidates.”

“TARCG set the standard for Aviation & MRO recruitment”

TARCG is primarily an MRO & Technical Contract Recruitment Partner designed to deliver skilled engineers to help efficiently manage larger scale projects and seasonal demands. Founded by Sam O’Brien in 2016, TARCG offer a total recruitment solution to MRO’s, Manufactures and many other aviation companies with our number one goal being to build long-term relationship with becoming a trusted and reliable recruitment partner – adding value and making a difference.

Speaking about the appointment of David Doherty, Sam stated:

“I’m very much looking forward to working alongside David and I’m absolutely delighted he’s accepted my offer as a non-executive director and member of the board. David is one of the most well respected and reputable MRO professionals and deeply understands the inner workings of the industry, a perfect fit for TARCG.

We have exciting plans for the future and have recently secured a number of new preferred supplier contracts with major MRO, Defence and Airport service organisations. David’s experience, knowledge and guidance are key with our strategic initiatives and in strengthening our existing and future partnerships.

TARCG is a reliable recruitment partner born from the industry and David’s appointment will add yet more value to our commitment to upholding the highest quality service through expert industry knowledge and service delivery."

For further information about the expertise and resources that we provide to clients and candidates alike, please contact the TARCG team today at our London, European, USA or Axminster offices.

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