STG Aerospace appoints new commercial director to fuel ambitious post-pandemic growth

Global emergency exit marking and cabin lighting systems manufacturer STG Aerospace, has today announced the appointment of Martin Gaffney to head up its commercial division and lead the company’s expansion over the next five years.

The company has facilities in Miami and Hamburg, with hubs throughout the world, in addition to “state-of-the-art” facilities at its headquarters in Cwmbran, South Wales.

The company also provides photoluminescent signage and interior cabin lighting systems, to deliver proven reliability, performance enhancements and improve the passenger experience.

The company provides full through life capability, with in-house expertise to support the whole process, from initial design to manufacturing, certification and post-sale customer support and is key in influencing policy within the sector.

Gaffney’s appointment is part of an expansion programme that will provide all-round service to airlines, OEMs and aerospace interior designer.

Upon his appointment, Gaffney said: “The objective is to drive double digit growth for the business in the next five years, expanding into new aviation markets and broadening the product range we offer.

“But it’s also incredibly important to me that all our employees join us on the journey, and what really struck me about STG was the passion, knowledge and commitment to aerospace safety of everyone I met at the company.

“Our aircraft emergency exit marking systems are safety critical products and that means our products are contributing to saving lives, which is meaningful for me personally. That, and joining a technical, exciting and entrepreneurial organisation.”

Grant Bennett, CEO at STG Aerospace added: “The last 16 months have had a significant impact on the aviation industry, for obvious reasons.

“As a business we were able to react, adapt and respond to the changes that were taking place. The focus now is very much on enhancing our position and capability within the market and driving growth.

“We are delighted and excited to welcome Martin to the team. He joins us at a pivotal time for the business and the industry as a whole, and we’re extremely confident that the ambitious goals set are more than achievable with Martin on board.”

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