Aircraft cabin lighting specialist STG Aerospace has appointed a number of new members of staff as part of a bid to increase capability to meet future demand for its aircraft lighting products.

The company says this is driven by the commitment to R&D at its Innovation & Engineering Centre in Cwmbran, Wales.

Nigel Duncan, CEO of STG Aerospace, said: “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.”

Grant Bennett has been newly appointed as Chief Operating Officer, with overall responsibility for STG Aerospace’s operations and engineering functions, as well as the supply chain team. He said: “With my 20 years plus management experience and lean manufacturing expertise, I am looking forward to the imminent challenge of ensuring the seamless integration of all our operational functions as the company expands and develops.” 

Making an impact

New Senior Marketing Manager, Caroline Easton, will be working on advancing the company’s global market position in LED and photoluminescent lighting. Described as “a lighting enthusiast at heart”, Caroline previously worked in retail commercial LED lighting and is looking to apply her experience and expertise to LED cabin lighting. She said: “I am passionate about the positive impacts light can have on people. Enhancing experiences, changing moods, creating theatre to performing essential functions. At STG Aerospace, I’m surrounded by likeminded professionals – and share a passion and desire to innovate with aviation in mind.”

Nigel Howell has joined as Head of Engineering, responsible for engineering capability, resource management and the design and development of all liTeMood mood lighting products. He commented:  “I joined STG Aerospace to make a difference and improve the capability to rapidly deliver new products to market. Ultimately to contribute to the success of the business.”

Mark Warren is Electronic Design Engineer and working as part of the team responsible for developing the LED software. He said: “STG Aerospace struck me as a very forward-looking company and I was motivated by the fact it is obviously going places. I was excited by the commitment to develop new LED products. I am really enjoying working on products that airline passengers are actually going to benefit from.”

Roger Tanner, Mechanical Design Engineer, who is primarily working on STG Aerospace’s new LED cabin lighting product ranges, added: “The company’s vision and its global presence are the two reasons why I joined the team.”

Right people

Grant Bennett concluded: “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.”