Our key people

CTG's vision to be the best through innovation, operational excellence and customer satisfaction.

Key people

Our leadership team at CTG have a wealth of knowledge, passion and experience in aerospace and other relevant industries which helps to drive our success. They share CTG's vision to be the best through innovation, operational excellence and customer satisfaction.

Stephen Holder

Stephen Holder

Managing Director

Stephen Holder was appointed to the position of Managing Director of CTG Ltd in May 2017. Stephen spent the early part of his career as an Aerosystems Engineering Officer in the Royal Air Force and in the 16 years since leaving the military, has worked for Lockheed Martin, Goodrich, UTC and Ultra Electronics in a variety of Programmes and Operational Management roles.

A Chartered Mechanical Engineer, his previous role with UTC was as Operations Director for the Motor Drives Manufacturing Facility at Hemel Hempstead working on A380, A350 and KC-390 related product, focusing on New Product introduction and Continuous Improvement.

In his spare time Stephen enjoys squash, cycling and holds a private pilot’s license

David Chard

David Chard

Business Development Director

David started as a graduate trainee in 1998 and has held roles on increasing responsibility including System Engineer, Lead Engineer, Programme Manager and Programme Director. David is responsible for positioning CTG for the future, ensuring growth and leading the bid activities through to contract award. David is also responsible for developing and maintaining customer relations, alignment of the business strategy and marketing. David holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Northumbria and a Master’s in Business Administration from University of Warwick.



Tom Soar

Tom Soar

Operations Director

Tom joined CTG in early 2016 as an Operations Director. Prior to joining CTG Tom held various positions of increasing responsibility at GKN and Ricardo where he worked at various locations around the world, including a long stint with GKN in Brazil. Tom brings with him a wealth of manufacturing experience and his remit is to turn the manufacturing side of CTG’s business into a world class operation. Tom holds a master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Imperial College London and the Ecole Centrale de Lyon and speaks fluent French and Portuguese. In his spare time Tom is a very keen skier, sailor and road biker.

Kate Green

Kate Green

Finance Director

Kate joined CTG in September 2016 as Finance Site Lead. Prior to joining CTG Kate held senior finance positions spanning areas such as underwriting, pricing and strategic projects within Financial Services and Utility Retail. Kate is a Chartered Management Accountant and holds an Economics degree from Cardiff University.

Kevin King

Kevin King

Head of Quality and ACE

Kevin has been with CTG/UTAS for 26 years and has held roles including Graduate Engineer, Manufacturing Engineer, Materials Manager, Purchasing Manager, Supply Chain Manager, Supply Chain Director, SAP Functional Lead. Kevin has a BSc (Hons) Mathematics and an MSc Engineering Business Management .

Andrew Wragg

Andrew Wragg

Engineering Director

Andrew Wragg joined CTG in 2009 and has over 17 years’ extensive experience in Aerospace & Automotive engineering and program management. He has a Masters degree in Aeronautical Engineering and is a chartered member of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers. As engineering director Andrew is responsible for leading and developing a team of multi-disciplined engineers to deliver innovative composite technologies. This involves developing close working relationships with customers to ensure that the full benefits of composites are exploited at system and aircraft level. The team strive for operational excellence in product design, analysis, test and manufacture to ensure robust certification of our products. There is also continuous focus on engineering quality including requirements, risk and configuration management. Andrew previously spent eight years in product development with two leading automotive OEMs where he developed five star crashworthiness architectures and structures using a combination of finite element analysis and full vehicle prototype testing. Andrew started his career at an engineering consultancy where the highlights included stress analysis on the Beagle 2 Mars lander, rail crash investigations, and nuclear power station seismic analysis.

Louise Thomas

Louise Thomas

Programmes Director

Louise was appointed Programmes Director for CTG in early 2017. Since joining UTC in 2011, Louise has progressed through various programmes positions with increasing responsibility, size and complexity at both the Banbury and Wolverhampton facilities. Prior to joining UTC Louise worked in Formula 1 for Mercedes Hybrid Power Engines and Jaguar Land Rover.

Louise holds an MBA and a Post Graduate Award in Business Leadership from Warwick University a Mechanical and Manufacturing Degree from Queen’s University Belfast. Louise is also a Chartered Engineer.

Louise and her team’s prime objective is to ensure they internally represent the voice of the customer and ensure those customer’s products are delivered on-time, to the correct quality and at the most competitive price.

 


 



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CTG is a leader in the design, development and manufacture of advanced composite products and systems for the aerospace industry. The company has established an international reputation for its innovation, quality and successful development of composite solutions across a wide business spectrum, including Composite Pipes and Isolators, Transmission Shafts and structural aircraft Tie Rods and Struts.

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