STG Aerospace appoints Martin Gaffney as Commercial Director

Posted on 2 July, 2021 by Advance 

Cwmbran-headquartered Aircraft emergency exit marking and cabin lighting systems manufacturer STG Aerospace, has today announced the appointment of Martin Gaffney to head up its commercial division and lead the company’s expansion over the next five years.

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STG has its state-of-the-art facility at its headquarters in South Wales and is complemented by international facilities in Miami and Hamburg, along with hubs throughout the world.

A long-standing, trusted player in aerospace emergency way-guidance established in 1995, STG Aerospace also designs and manufactures aerospace photoluminescent signage and interior LED cabin lighting systems to support passenger safety and improve the passenger experience. It has since become the lighting solutions provider of choice for hundreds of airlines and is also a supplier to aircraft OEMs, including Boeing and Embraer.

The company provides full through life capability, with in-house expertise to support the whole process, from initial design to manufacturing and post-sale customer service and is key in influencing policy within the sector.

Martin’s appointment is part of an expansion programme that will provide all-round service to airlines, OEMs and aerospace interior designers on a global level, and bring skilled job opportunities to the local economy.

Upon his appointment, Martin said: “The objective is to drive double digit growth for the business in the next five years, expanding into new markets and broadening the range of products and systems we offer.

“But it’s also incredibly important to me that all our employees join us on the journey and what really struck me about STG was the passion, knowledge and commitment to aerospace safety, of everyone I met at the company.

“Our aircraft emergency exit marking systems are safety critical products and that means our products are contributing to saving lives, which is meaningful for me personally. That and joining a technical, exciting and entrepreneurial organisation.”

Grant Bennett, company CEO added: “The last 16 months have had a significant impact on the aerospace industry, for obvious reasons.

“As a business we were able to react, adapt and respond to the changes that were taking place. The focus now is very much on enhancing our position and capability within the market and driving new growth.

“We are delighted and excited to welcome Martin to the team. He joins us at a pivotal time for the business and the industry as a whole, and we’re extremely confident that the ambitious goals set are more than achievable with Martin joining our outstanding team.”

In a sector hard-hit by the pandemic, STG Aerospace is a local manufacturing success story, with a global reputation.