One of the major strengths at AVS-SYS is the knowledge and experience of our people.
Together we have over 150 years of combined experience in composite parts and the design, integration and manufacture of military and commercial aircraft parts and systems.
Paul founded AVS-SYS in 2005 and has worked internationally in the Aerospace industry for over 35 years. He has held senior positions for BAe Systems, Ferranti Technologies and Senior Aerospace BWT. Paul’s experience covers sales, marketing, system integration, project management, customer support and inventory management. He is known and respected across the aerospace industry and has worked on many aircraft programs with the majority of the world's leading aerospace manufacturers including Airbus, Antonov, BAe Systems, Bombardier Aerospace, Cessna, COMAC, Embraer, Gulfstream, Pilatus, Rolls Royce amongst many more.
Andrew has nearly 20 years global experience working as a design engineer in the aerospace industry and is an acknowledged expert in the design and integration of aircraft low pressure air distribution systems. Projects he has worked on include Bombardier Global 5000, BAe Nimrod MRA4, Sikorsky Comanche, Bombardier Challenger 300, Learjet 85 and COMAC C919.
Representing UKMA some of AVS-SYS founder investors and shareholders as Director (non-exec) is Jim Murray-Smith, a highly experienced industrial business builder and senior executive.
Jim's long industrial career began in polymers and has continued to centre around innovative materials and processes. He has led several successful IPOs (initial public offerings) and is strongly attentive to corporate governance, believing that plc standards are equally appropriate within ambitious private companies.
Jim is also noted for his proven capability to commercialise promising IP (intellectual property) and over the last two years has chaired and developed as co-founder The UK Manufacturing Accelerator, a prominent investor into and supporter of high potential manufacturers.
Mark has over 28 years of knowledge and experience gained from working at the highest levels with the aerospace industry particularly at Rolls Royce where he ultimately held the position President Aerospace.
Rob has over 25 years experience of both national and international marketing/sales including online and print advertising campaigns, rebranding exercises, Public Relations, customer liaison, brochure production, presentation production, bid/proposal writing, website design, copywriting and event organising from table top displays to large exhibition stand builds. Used to delivering the whole communication mix in the B2B market particularly aerospace and high tech to fulfil a company’s strategic goals.
Abdul has over 15 years experience in the manufacturing and design of composite aerospace parts working as a Tooling Engineer, Designer, Design Engineer and Project Design Engineer in aerospace and he is a specialist in the Integration of Aircraft Low Pressure Ducting. Aircraft programs he has had aircraft system integration responsibility on include Embraer ERJ170/175 & ERJ190/195, Nimrod MRA4, Fairchild Dornier FD428 & FD728, Mitsubishi MRJ, RRJ Superjet 100, Boeing V22, Gulfstream (Mufflers), Agusta Westland AW149, Bombardier C Series and Bombardier Global 5000/7000/8000.
For over 15 years Rob has been a part of the aircraft manufacturing industry, having previously been at AD Aerospace and Hyde Group Ltd. With experience gained from working as a quality manager on a wide variety of civil aircraft projects, including overseeing the use of advanced composites, he now brings his expertise to the AVS-SYS team. Specific platforms which Rob has worked with include the Bombardier C Series, Mitsubishsi Regional Jet (MRJ), Comac C919, Boeing 777, 787 and the Dreamlifter Large Cargo Freighter (LCF).
Chris has over 30 years of solid direct sales and marketing experience in the USA/International Aerospace industry in composite and metallic engineered products. Senior Executive with proven management leadership for sales development and growth serving in roles as Senior Vice President, Interim President, Vice President Sales and Marketing, Director International Sales, Director of Sales and Business Development Manager. Over the years, Chris has established numerous contacts at all of the major aerospace companies including long standing relationships with a number of key senior management personnel.