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New Mirus Aircraft Seating execs to play ‘pivotal role’ in period of ‘exciting growth’

Mirus Aircraft Seating has appointed to experienced aviation sector executives that it says will play a pivotal role as the UK-based supplier experiences rapid growth.

James Wright has been brought in as operations director while Martin Clerk has taken up the position of supply chain director.

Chief executive Ben McGuire said: “We are extremely pleased to have James and Martin onboard at this time of rapid and exciting growth for Mirus.

“Their wealth of experience and expertise within the aerospace sector will be invaluable to the future of Mirus, and we look forward to seeing our two new appointments play a pivotal role in contributing to the ongoing success of the company.”

Wright will oversee all of the company’s operational activities from its headquarters in Hingham, Norfolk.

He has over a decades’ worth of experience in highly engineered high mix low volume commercial and defence aerospace manufacturing businesses across the UK, Europe, South Asia and America.

Mirus said he has a “proven track record of delivering transformational business results in cost, quality, delivery and profitability by restructuring and developing high-performing operational teams and process improvements in multisite matrix organisational environments”

Wright previously spent the last two years as Vice President of Elektro-Metall Export, an aerospace mechatronics manufacturer based outside of Munich.

He said: “I’m truly proud to join Mirus, a business that doesn’t just lead in aircraft seating design innovation but also in manufacturing and business processes.

“I look forward to shaping and guiding the business as it continues to grow as a major player in the aerospace market.”

Clerk will develop Mirus’ broader supply chain strategy and integrate teams in Malaysia and China.

He is an experienced supply chain professional and joined Mirus following a two-year stint at Northern Ireland’s Thompson Aero Seating where he was head of supply chain and procurement. Prior to that, he spent two years as vice president of global procurement at defence firm Cobham

Clerk said: “I’m thrilled to join Mirus at what is a particularly exciting time. The management team is committed to building a scalable, agile business in a sector that is expected to grow significantly over the coming years.

“I look forward to helping build capability across the business and position Mirus’s supply chain to grow successfully.”

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