James Downey

CO-FOUNDER, ENCORE GROUP

Roots to 1972, C&D Aerospace … built to 4K workers, $400M sales by 2005 … $600M sale to French firm … EnCore launched 2011 … makes aircraft seats, galleys, components … global clients; big Boeing supplier … 600 workers, ⅔ in OC … $77M sales … see Tom McFarland … Downey family office: Wave Equity Partners LLC, Aliso Viejo … Business Journal OC’s Wealthiest