Constitution of board
The major aerospace companies Meggitt, Moog Aircraft Group, Rolls-Royce and UTC Aerospace Systems 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.
Electing new directors
MAA Chief Executive Andrew Mair announced the names of one newly elected director and two directors returned to the MAA board for two year terms of office at the MAA members meeting and AGM on 7 November 2017.
The new director is Peter Bruch, Managing Director, AE Aerospace. Dr Alan Duffield, Group Business Development Manager, Winbro Group Technologies Ltd and Steve Cheetham, Managing Director, PK Engineering Ltd, were re-elected. Andrew Mair thanked Christopher Biddle from ATS, Robert Hirst from Assystem, Stephen Molloy from Gobel & Partners and David Whiffin from Gobel & Partners for standing for election to the board.
Pictured: Andrew Mair CEO, Peter Bruch Managing Director AE Aerospace and MAA Chairman David Danger of UTC Aerospace Systems.
Reporting to the board and supporting the core MAA team are three industry-led working groups focused on: marketing and business development; innovation and technology and supply chain performance. These groups have met quarterly since 2004. Our working groups are the MAA's engine room.
More than 60 people from across the Midlands aerospace industry serve on the MAA board or one of the working groups -- a number maintained since 2004. This network contributes over 600 person-hours of industry expertise every year to steering the MAA and helping deliver MAA activities. It lies at the heart of the MAA's success.
MAA board meeting
Major company directors
Group Quality Manager
Coventry, Birmingham, Shepshed
Group Vice President & General Manager
Aircraft Control Components Sector
Moog Aircraft Group
Robin Hill (Chairman, MAA Technology Group)
Head of Electronics
Birmingham & Derby
Cost Reduction Manager – Wolverhampton
UTC Aerospace Systems - Actuation Systems
Elected directors from the supply chain
David Danger (MAA Chairman)
UTC Aerospace Systems - Marston Aerospace
General Manager, Winbro Advanced Machining
Winbro Group Technologies Limited
Peter Smith (MAA Vice Chairman)
Chairman and Chief Executive
Coventry and Pinxton
Group Marketing and Strategic Account Director
Columbia Precision Ltd
Professor Hervé Morvan
Director, Institute for Aerospace Technology and Professor of Applied Fluid Mechanics
University of Nottingham
Head of Economic Development
Wolverhampton City Council
Director - Strategic Development
The Manufacturing Technology Centre
Councillor Martin Rawson
Derby City Council
Annette Rothwell (Chairman, MAA Performance Group)
Senior Director, Strategic Sourcing
Wendy Stopher (Chairman, MAA Business Development Group)
Head of Group Purchasing
Unite the Union