Blackstone appointed Daniel C. Heintzelman a senior advisor, providing strategic and operational counsel on the aerospace and industrials sectors. Heintzelman will also serve as chairman of Blackstone’s private equity portfolio company, MB Aerospace, a Tier I engine component manufacturer and repair business.

With more than 35 years of industry experience, Heintzelman joins Blackstone from General Electric where he served as vice chairman and was responsible for services and operations. In his most recent role, Heintzelman worked across GE’s industrial businesses to strengthen the company’s services, advanced manufacturing and product development capabilities.

Prior to becoming vice chairman, Heintzelman served as president and CEO of GE Oil & Gas, as a GE senior vice president and previously led GE Energy Services and GE Aircraft Engines Services.

“Dan brings with him a powerful knowledge base and network of relationships in aerospace and a number of other industrial businesses, cultivated over his nearly 40 year career in the space,” said Joe Baratta, Blackstone’s global head of Private Equity. “Dan’s experience will be invaluable as we continue to see expanding opportunities in these sectors, and we are thrilled to welcome him to the team.”