WASHINGTON, March 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Krauthamer & Associates (K&A), a DC-area based executive search firm, announced today that Guy McLeod has joined the firm as a partner. Mr. McLeod will specialize in senior executive and board director searches in the aerospace, defense and aviation sectors, as well as other global practice areas. Mr. McLeod joins K&A from another international search firm, where he conducted myriad searches for airlines, airports, aerospace and defense clients. Before working in the search profession, Mr. McLeod worked for the international aircraft manufacturer Airbus, where he held a number of senior management positions, including most recently, President and Chief Operating Officer of Airbus North America Sales Inc. "I have known Guy for over 10 years dating back to his time at Airbus," said Gary Krauthamer, founder and president of K&A. "With a relationship spanning over a decade, and his deep industry knowledge in the aerospace and defense space, we are truly thrilled to have him join our team as we continue to expand our aviation and related practices." Mr. McLeod also served as Senior Vice President, Head of Asset Management at Airbus headquarters in France, where he had full profit and loss responsibility for Airbus' secondhand aircraft portfolio of some 60 used aircraft, including sales, purchasing and leasing. Prior to that position, he served as President of Airbus China, where he led Airbus' organization in the Greater China market, which included sales, support, government affairs and industrial cooperation. "With my years of experience in aviation, I am excited to join K&A whose reputation is unmatched in the industry," said McLeod. "I have known Gary and the other principals for many years and with their tremendous capabilities and strategic approach to executive search, I am excited about the opportunity to work with such a talented team."