AE Industrial Partners LP, a U.S.-based private equity firm focused on aerospace, defense and government services, space, power and utility services and industrial markets, has added Dev Rudra as a vice president to AEI’s portfolio strategy and optimization group.

In this role, Rudra will be working closely with the firm’s operating partners to improve operational performance across the firm’s portfolio companies. With over 25 years of experience, Rudra has led multiple operational turnarounds, lean transformations, start-ups, consolidations and expansions over his career. Before joining AEI, Rudra was managing director of GE Aviation‘s Singapore engine part repair and manufacturing operation. Previously, he served in various roles at United Technologies, most recently as director of worldwide repair strategic operations. He started his aviation career with Pratt & Whitney, where he developed his experience in lean manufacturing and supply chain operations.

“His extensive operations experience in aviation and manufacturing will be instrumental in driving value across our portfolio, and will also boost the Firm’s commitment to instituting ESG best practices within our companies,” states Mike Greene, managing partner of AEI.