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.

Philip Conlon

Philip Conlon

Programmes Director

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. 


 


Amy Parsons

Amy Parsons

HR Manager

 

Amy joined Collins Aerospace in 2015 working as a member of the HR Team based at the Actuation headquarters in Wolverhampton. Since joining the company, Amy has held various roles, both as a HR Generalist and as a member of a global project team for the wider United Technologies Corporation. Amy joined CTG in December 2018, transferring from the Wolverhampton site where she worked as a HR Business Partner, with responsibility for the Engineering, Aftermarket and Machining Functions.

Amy holds an MSc in Human Resource Management & Business and is recognised by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

 

Christopher Pokora

Christopher Pokora

Engineering Site Lead

Chris was appointed as Engineering Site Lead for CTG in early 2019 and previously held the position of Engineering Programmes Lead.

Chris started his career working for Rolls-Royce before becoming Key Account Manager for TATA Technologies for their Rolls-Royce, Airbus and GKN accounts. As Engineering Site Lead Chris 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.

Chris holds a PhD in Aerodynamics and Aeroacoustics via Rolls-Royce and a Master’s degree in Aeronautical Engineering at Loughborough University.

Kevin King

Kevin King

ACE Site Lead

Kevin has been with CTG/Collins Aerospace 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.

Lisa Parker

Lisa Parker

Quality Site Lead

Lisa joined CTG in March 2015 as Manufacturing Quality Manager progressing to Quality Site Lead in January 2017. Prior to joining CTG Lisa worked within the automotive industry holding roles in production engineering, project management, continuous improvement, and quality management.

Lisa holds a BSc (Hons) in Manufacturing Systems Management from the University of Buckingham.

 

Raj Rainu

Raj Rainu

Finance Site Lead

Raj Rainu joined CTG in October 2015 as a Financial Controller progressing to Finance Site Lead in July 2017. Raj is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and has an Accounting for Management Degree from Aston University. Raj has a practice background having qualified at KPMG working in audit and management, consulting with clients in manufacturing, retail, automotive and pharmaceutical industries. During Raj’s career he has taken on a number of finance roles in manufacturing with increasing responsibility.

Stephen Walmsley

Stephen Walmsley

Operations Director

Stephen started with the business 32 years ago as an apprentice with Lucas Aerospace Systems. He has held various roles of increasing responsibility as the business has grown. Most recently Stephen was Value Stream Manager at the Collins Aerospace/CTG Banbury facility, a role he held until December 2017 before he was appointed Operations Director for the site.

Stephen joined CTG Banbury 2016 as Value Stream Manager before taking up the role of Operations Director in December 2017. Stephen and his teams are responsible for Siop planning across the facility, engineering, manufacturing to final delivery into our customers along with ensuring the highest standards of customer excellence, built on culture, engagement and integrity through our people.

Stephen has studied Operational Leadership at Liverpool University, Quality Management at De Montfort University Leicester, and Business Management Warwick University.

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CTG serve the aerospace industry through designing, developing, and manufacturing advanced composite products and systems. Crompton Technology Group is known internationally 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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