James Downey

CO-FOUNDER ENCORE GROUP

One of OC’s largest aerospace firms, $122M revenue, 650 workers … cofounder Tom McFarland … its startup, Lift by EnCore, named supplier for India airliner SpiceJet’s buy of 225 planes from Boeing … two new airlines also on board … high global demand, barriers to entry in commercial aircraft … other units build galleys, cargo compartments, do subassembly … Business Journal OC’s Wealthiest