STG Aerospace invests in R&D for a bright future

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August 11, 2017 – Aircraft cabin lighting specialist, STG Aerospace is increasing its capabilities to meet future demand for its aircraft photoluminescent floor-path marking, emergency and informational signage and LED mood-lighting products. As part of this commitment, a raft of new experts will join the company’s R&D efforts at its Innovation & Engineering Centre in Cwmbran, Wales.

Nigel Duncan, CEO of STG Aerospace explained the investment, “Our investment in R&D and Innovation has placed us at the forefront of research into the impact that lighting has on airline passengers, both physiologically and psychologically. It is central to our cabin lighting product development philosophy and key to the success of the company. That’s why we’re continuing to invest in the expertise of our team.”

There have been several investments in new human talent, including Grant Bennett, the newly appointed chief operating officer who has overall responsibility for operations, engineering functions and supply chain; Nigel Howell, who joins as head of engineering, responsible for engineering capability, resource management and the design and development of the liTeMood range of mood lighting; Mark Warren, who joins as electronic design engineer and will work as part of the team responsible for developing LED software; and Roger Tanner, the new mechanical design engineer, who will work primarily on LED cabin lighting.

Their efforts will be supported by the new senior marketing manager, Caroline Easton, who will be striving to advance the company’s global market position in LED and photoluminescent lighting. Easton previously worked in retail commercial LED lighting and is looking forward to applying her expertise to LED cabin lighting. As she stated, “I am passionate about the positive impacts light can have on people. Enhancing experiences, changing moods, creating theater to performing essential functions.”

COO Grant Bennett added, “STG Aerospace now has the right people in place in every department and I would say we have got the right team – an amazing innovative collective group to take the company forward to become a dominant world leader in aircraft cabin lighting solutions.”

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Ever since his first flight on a TriStar, Adam has loved air travel, and since becoming editor of the Aircraft Interiors International brand he has really enjoyed the opportunity to be involved with the latest aircraft and airline products before they are even launched. Adam co-ordinates the running of the magazine, from commissioning articles and artwork, to ensuring that high standards of quality are maintained, as well as managing online content. Adam is proud to sit on the jury of the Crystal Cabin Awards and to have laid on the bed in Etihad's Residence.

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