As Quality Director, Steve leads the company-wide Acro quality drive in the delivery of business objectives, playing a critical role in driving positive and sustainable cultural change centred on quality, integrity, compliance, and customer service excellence.
A professional Chartered Engineer with 25 years of global industry experience, Steve launched his career as Head of Quality Assurance with a prominent aircraft seating company, followed by high profile roles as Quality Director with Goodrich, UTC Aerospace and, most recently, Collins Aerospace.
He has a proven track record in successfully developing and delivering business management systems and product quality improvement in both the automotive and aerospace industries. By establishing standard processes and persistently reducing variation he has delivered cost reductions and efficiency gains leading to significant reductions in operational and supplier defects. Today Steve leads and coaches his Acro team to become subject matter experts in critical quality techniques, bringing extensive benefits to operational and business performance.
An Engineering graduate of Loughborough University, Steve also holds an MSc in Industrial Logistics from Birmingham University. He was a respected and longstanding member of ADS UK Quality Board, promoting key industry standards including the AS9100 series, EASA Part 21 and Part 145.
Outside work Steve likes to spend time with his family and keeps active with hiking, DIY and gardening.