STG Aerospace appointment to fuel ‘ambitious post-pandemic growth’


STG Aerospace, a manufacturer of emergency exit marking and cabin lighting systems, has appointed Martin Gaffney to head up its commercial division and lead the company’s expansion over the next five years. Gaffney’s appointment is part of an expansion programme that will provide all-round service to airlines, OEMs and aerospace interior designers, and bring skilled job opportunities to the local economies of the company’s its headquarters in Cwmbran, South Wales, as well as its facilities in Miami, Hamburg, and its hubs around the world.

Gaffney said of his appointment, “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.”

The company supplies lighting systems to more than 300 airlines, lessors and MROs, and is a Tier 1 supplier to aircraft OEMs, including Boeing and Embraer. “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,” added Gaffney.

Grant Bennett, CEO at STG Aerospace stated, “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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