Monday, June 2, 2008

Thales UK announces senior management positions

Thales UK announces senior management positions
28 May 2008
Thales UK announces the appointment of Mark Barclay as the new Vice President and Managing Director of Thales' aerospace business in the UK.
With more than 25-years experience in Thales and a comprehensive background in the aerospace industry, Mark has more recently spent the last 18 months as Vice President of Operations for Thales UK responsible for all operational activities related to the UK businesses.

Prior to this Mark was Managing Director of Thales' Aerospace Services Worldwide (ASW) business based in Toulouse, France. ASW is a global avionics and in-service entertainment service and support provider to the world's airlines and aircraft manufacturers. Subsequently, Mark brings a wealth of civil aerospace market knowledge and expertise to a growing business area for Thales UK.

Thales UK's aerospace business provides high-quality prime contractor and systems integrator services, innovative equipment, systems and sub-systems to the world's civil and military sectors. In his new position Mark will continue to shape Thales' future in aerospace, both in the civil and defence fields, in the UK and in its export markets.

Shaun Jones joins Thales UK as Vice President of Operations, replacing Mark Barclay. With 25-years industrial and business experience gained working in the aerospace and defence sector at major organisations including Airbus and BAE Systems, he brings a wealth of experience to the UK team.

Shaun joins us from the Thales UK's aerospace business where he has been working as the Operations Director responsible for all activities within the civil and military domains at our Crawley, Raynes Park and Leicester sites.

Thales UK is also pleased to announce the appointment of Phil Naybour as Vice President, Future Strategic Tanker Aircraft (FSTA) programme. In March 2008 the AirTanker consortium (Cobham, EADS, Rolls-Royce, Thales UK and VT Group) signed a 27-year contract with the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) for the provision of an advanced air-to-air refuelling and air transport capability for the Royal Air Force (RAF) under the FSTA programme.

In this new role Phil will be responsible for managing Thales' participation within the FSTA programme. Phil has over ten years experience is senior management positions including recently spending four years as Vice President of Thales' global helicopter solutions Business Line.

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