Gardner Aerospace appoints Dominic Cartwright as CEO

Dominic Cartwright

Derby’s Gardner Aerospace has announced Dominic Cartwright as its new Chief Executive.

The company, which was acquired by Chinese firm Ligeance Aerospace Technology Co. Ltd, (formerly SLMR) in June 2017, is a leading international manufacturer of aerospace finished components, comprising simple to highly complex and small to very large machined and sheet metal fabricated detailed parts, with substantial speed shop, assembly and kitting capabilities.

Cartwright has more than 25 years’ industry experience, having held leadership roles in business development, engineering and operations within aerospace companies of various sizes, including Lucas Industries, Goodrich, Smiths Aerospace, GE and United Technologies.

Talking of the appointment, Cartwright says: “I’m incredibly proud to have been appointed as Gardner Aerospace’s CEO and am relishing the opportunity to oversee the next phase of the company’s development. With the support of our parent company Ligeance Aerospace Technologies (LAT), we are continuing our international expansion and the years ahead promise to be significant.”

Cartwright adds: “Now we have exceeded annual revenue levels of $300m, our goal is to become one of the top 75 Aerospace companies by 2023, through acquisition and organic growth. This is a challenge that the entire global workforce is committed to and it is going to be very exciting to both develop existing customer relationships and harness new ones over the coming years.”