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Three directors appointed to support growth in Midlands aerospace

MAA election sees industry leaders join influential board

Strong leadership is vital to the continued regrowth of the aerospace industry. At the MAA, we are proud to be supported by over 60 senior aerospace leaders across our board and three working groups. Together, they bring a wide range of experience, knowledge and insights from organisations operating at every tier of the aerospace supply chain. They also drive our strategy that supports one of the largest aerospace clusters in the world.

AGM takes place in newly-opened factory

On 16th November, around 75 MAA members joined us for our AGM, which was hosted by MJ Sections in the company’s new factory that was opened earlier in the day by Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands.

There was an insightful agenda including the latest industry updates from MAA Chief Executive Dr Andrew Mair, news of funding available and innovative projects as well information about the work the MAA is doing to support members right across the region.

A number of MAA directors and industry specialists joined a panel to discuss current challenges and strategies in the aerospace supply chain - including Rob Holmes, Group Head of Business Development - Broadway Group; Samantha Buckton, Managing Director and President - Buckton Commercial Solutions; Hitendra Hirani, Sales Director and General Manager - Nottingham Drives Specialist Services, University of Nottingham; Tony Allen, Strategy Executive - Rolls-Royce; and Tony Tinley, Regional Officer - Unite the Union.

Delegates also met senior leaders from MJ sections and enjoyed a tour of both the new factory and existing facilities on site.

Results of the election

During the AGM, the final votes were counted as part of the latest MAA board member election. Thank you to everyone who put themselves forward.

Three MAA directors now elected or re-elected by members to support our mission are:

  • Corey Taylor - Head of Commercial, Beagle Aircraft (newly-elected)
  • Craig Fullwood - Operations Director and Co-owner, CCR Forming (re-elected)
  • Stephen Molloy - Aerospace, Defence and Industrials Director, G&P Quality Management Group (re-elected)

Corey Taylor

Corey’s ten-year career began in aerospace as an apprentice for Beagle Technology Group and he has grown with the company through a diverse range of roles encompassing quality, engineering, sales and marketing. He is passionate about the industry and is an avid networker, regularly attending events held by the MAA, ADS and the Department for Business and Trade. He also sits on the SME defence committee for ADS.

As a newly-elected MAA Director, Corey would like to help develop opportunities and career opportunities for young people and share insights from his company’s deep aerospace experience, particularly around gaining and managing prestigious OEM approvals.

Craig Fullwood

Craig has 20 years’ experience in aerospace, working for a global leader in metal fabrication for aerospace prior to joining CCR Forming as Operations Director to help grow the company’s business globally. He has been heavily involved with the MAA for several years, participating in both Paris and Farnborough Airshows.

This is Craig’s fourth term as an MAA Director. He is a strong ambassador for the region, active in spreading the word about the capabilities of the Midlands aerospace cluster and the MAA’s work to support growth.

Stephen Molloy

Stephen has held a number of international and senior positions in aerospace OEMs and aircraft systems providers, including Head of Aircraft Ice Protection at Airbus and Assistant Chief Engineer in Rolls-Royce. He is an IMechE Chartered Engineer He has been a strong supporter of the MAA for several years, offering expertise to all three of our working groups.

As a re-elected MAA Director Stephen looks forward to continuing to share his expertise for the benefit of members and being a cheerleader for the region at major events and shows.

Click here to read more about the MAA Board of Directors.