Tapis Hires Dominic Duffy as VP of Sales for Asia Pacific image
Apr 25 2019

Tapis Hires Dominic Duffy as VP of Sales for Asia Pacific


Duffy, a trained aircraft engineer and experienced sales manager in airline cabin interiors,
joins growing team of experts

ARMONK, NY – Tapis Corporation (Tapis), renowned for high-performance fabrics for seating and vertical surface applications in the aviation industry, today announced the hiring of industry veteran Dominic Duffy as vice president of sales for Asia Pacific.

“Dominic has deep experience in the airline seating industry with a diverse range of products, including leather and synthetics,” said Jason Estes, vice president of global sales and marketing for Tapis. “He brings great relationships to the table that have been built over 15 years in which he has served as both a sales professional and project manager to some of the biggest airline industry companies in Asia.”

Duffy will represent Tapis in Singapore, Thailand, China, Australia, Philippines, Hong Kong and Japan among other Asian nations. He has experience in aircraft manufacture, structural and non-structural composites and, for the last 20 years, has focused on aircraft interiors and seating systems.

Prior to joining Tapis, Duffy was business development manager for Asia Pacific with Zodiac Cabin Interiors and regional sales manager for Asia Pacific with Zodiac Seats UK (Contour). In both roles, he liaised between the product sales teams at both seating companies and the airlines, helping to ensure successful sales and delivery of products. Subsequent to his work at Zodiac Cabin Interiors and Zodiac Seats UK (Contour), he worked for leather manufacturer Andrew Muirhead & Son as Vice President of sales for Asia Pacific.

Duffy is a subject matter expert in aviation seat cover materials, synthetic materials and the certification requirements for aircraft cabin interiors, in addition to the design and manufacture of aircraft interiors and systems. With a strong background in project management, Duffy is versed in supporting project managers and clients through implementation. In his new position at Tapis, he will represent the premium portfolio of high-performance textiles that Tapis is known for. “Tapis offers the most innovative products for aircraft interiors and I look forward to working with clients to create new standards for passenger comfort and efficiency,” said Duffy. Tapis is the exclusive seller of Ultraleather® by Ultrafabrics® for the aviation industry.

Duffy will be based in Malaysia and has an HNC in mechanical and aeronautical engineering.

About Tapis Corporation
ince its inception in 1977 Tapis Corporation has provided superior aircraft interior fabrics and continues to lead the industry in innovative design and implementation. A continued commitment to customers has been to persistently explore new ways to provide the highest quality of products and services for airplane interiors that meet FAA requirements.

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