Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group announces the appointment of a new Chief Technical Officer and Programme Management Director. Patrick Wood joins the company today in this newly created role.
Marshall appoints new Chief Technical Officer and Programme Director
Alistair McPhee, CEO of Marshall Aerospace and Defence, comments: “We are delighted to have been able to attract someone of Patrick’s calibre and expertise to join the Executive Team at Marshall ADG and believe it is a true reflection of the progress we are making as an organisation.
“The past 18 months has seen a significant turnaround in our performance both from a business winning and delivery perspective, enabling us to invest in new talent to help underpin our ambitious growth strategy.
“Patrick joins us to focus on two key areas; driving our Programme Management Office to ensure we continue to deliver for our customers and on the development of a dedicated innovation function that will ensure the Marshall name continues to be synonymous with driving the future of Aerospace and Defence.”
On his appointment Patrick commented: “It is great to join such a dynamic and innovative aerospace and defence company and I am looking forward to building upon the existing foundation for an exciting future here at Marshall ADG.”
Prior to joining Marshall, Patrick Wood was the Director International Advanced Programmes and UK Country Executive for Lockheed Martin Space. Before this he had a number of technical and programme management roles at Airbus and its subsidiaries. He started his career, following graduation from the University of Sheffield with a BSc (Hons) in Electrical Engineering, as a design engineer for Thorn EMI, now Thales in Crawley, Sussex. Patrick is a Fellow of the Institute of Engineering and Technology and the Royal Aeronautical Society.
Founded in 1909 as an automobile company in Cambridge, Marshall entered the aviation business in 1929. The Marshall Group, still a privately owned company, is chaired by Alex Dorrian CBE since Sir Michael Marshall moved to the role of President in October 2016. Robert Marshall, the fourth generation of the Marshall family, became Group Chief Executive in 2012.