Constitution of the board
The major aerospace companies Collins Aerospace, Meggitt, Moog Aircraft Group and Rolls-Royce are permanently represented on the MAA board of directors by senior managers. MAA members elect additional directors for two-year terms. Other directors are appointed to ensure that a variety of expert perspectives from across the Midlands aerospace cluster are brought to bear on board decision-making.
MAA board meeting
We announced the names of three newly elected directors to the MAA board for two year terms of office at the MAA members meeting and AGM held virtually on 5 November 2020. The new directors are Samantha Buckton, VP Procurement & Commercial, Bromford Industries, Dominic Cartwright, Chief Executive Officer, Gardner Aerospace and Mark Johnson, NED and Deputy Chairman, Sigma Components (Mark previously served on the MAA board from 2003 - 2009.) We thanked Mike Beirns, Client Services Director, Alliance Procurement Solutions and Paul Alexander Cotton BEng, CEng, FRAeS, Non‐Executive Director, Quick Release, for also standing in the election.
Previous elected directors David Danger, Managing Director, Intertek NDT (and past Chairman, MAA), Peter Smith, Chairman and Chief Executive, Nasmyth Group (and past Vice Chairman, MAA) and David Whiffin, Managing Director, OdiliaClark were thanked for their excellent contributions to the MAA Board.
Directors from our four major companies
Steve McMulkin, Group Quality Manager, Meggitt, Coventry, Birmingham, Shepshed
Stuart Mclachlan, Group Vice President & General Manager, Aircraft Control Components Sector, Moog Aircraft Group, Wolverhampton
Jo Eva, Strategy Executive, Rolls-Royce, Birmingham & Derby
Gareth Bates, Capability Director – Operations & Supply Chain, Actuation Systems, Mechanical Systems, Collins Aerospace, Wolverhampton
Elected directors from the supply chain
Peter Bruch, Managing Director, AE Aerospace, Birmingham
Samantha Buckton, VP Procurement & Commercial, Bromford Industries, Alcester, Derby and Leicester
Dominic Cartwright, Chief Executive Officer, Gardner Aerospace, Derby
Craig Fullwood, Manager, New Product Introduction, MJ Sections, Dudley
Mark Johnson, NED and Deputy Chairman, Sigma Components, Hinckley
Stephen Molloy, Aerospace & Technology Director, G&P Group Holdings, Birmingham
Alan Dunbar (Chair, MAA Business Development Group), Director of Aerospace at Thyssenkrupp Aerospace
Robin Hill (Chair, MAA Technology Development Group), Head of Electronics, Collins Aerospace
Jay Patel, Head of Economic Development, Wolverhampton City Council
Annette Rothwell (Chair, MAA Supply Chain Performance Group), formerly Procurement and Supply Chain Director, Maritime, BAE Systems
Tony Tinley, Regional Officer, Unite the Union