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Acro Appoints New Supply Chain Director


Ryan O’Reilly has been appointed to the role of Supply Chain Director with Acro Aircraft Seating based at Gatwick.

In post from May 2020, Ryan has taken on strategic and operational responsibility for the company’s global supply chain.

Reporting directly to Chief Executive Officer Neil Cairns, Ryan joins an enhanced and expanded Executive Leadership Team at Acro where his key responsibility will be driving performance improvements across the supply chain function. He will also drive improvements to supplier performance and relationships through enhanced processes and metrics.

Ryan is ideally placed to achieve such positive change having built a notable career working internationally within the aircraft seating industry. His extensive experience includes several years working in China for a world-leading aerospace company before, most recently, representing that business at Director level in the UK. Key achievements included reducing supply chain costs, while maintaining quality, by successfully moving a significant percentage of part manufacture and supply to China.

Commenting on his appointment, Ryan O’Reilly said,

“I am delighted to move to Acro at a time when, despite post-COVID market challenges, the company has maintained its strong focus on growth fuelled by company-wide innovation. I look forward to building on its creative, quality-driven approach to supply chain management and to contributing to the success of a company which so adroitly balances the twin business priorities of cabin economics and passenger experience.”

Acro’s CEO, Neil Cairns, added,

“I am delighted to welcome Ryan to our dynamic Executive Leadership Team. His professionalism, proven track record and passion for his sector make him an important asset for Acro and we look forward to the contribution he will make to our continued improvement and sustained success.”