Russell Shelton joined GA Telesis in July 2020 in a newly created role as President of the Engine Strategy Group. He is responsible for managing and developing its long-term engine MRO strategy, Turbine Vision 2020. Shelton's responsibilities also include leadership of the GA Telesis Engine Services (GATES) operation in Finland.
Shelton was most recently the Managing Director of Service Sales for GE Aviation, responsible for the sale of engine overhaul, repair, material solutions, and engine trading & leasing. In his 31 years at GE Aviation, he held various positions in product strategy, sales & marketing for services and engines, in addition to the many management roles he held throughout his career with the company.
Shelton is a Mechanical and Materials Engineering graduate of Vanderbilt University.