Glasgow Prestwick appoints new Aerospace Development Manager

In a move to bolster its position as the home of the aviation, aerospace and space sector in Scotland, Glasgow Prestwick Airport has welcomed Michael O’Brien – who previously worked in Canada for Safran Landing Systems – to its Business Development Team.

With over 20 years’ experience working in manufacturing and the aerospace sector, O’Brien will bring a wealth of industry knowledge to his new role. His areas of expertise include supply chain management, project management, business analysis and logistics. As Glasgow Prestwick’s new aerospace development manager, he will engage and collaborate with the Prestwick Aerospace partners to identify additional partnership opportunities, as well as to attract new companies and ancillary services to base themselves at the aerospace campus.

Prestwick Aerospace Campus supports more than 4,000 jobs and is home to a number of aerospace companies including BAE Systems, NATS, UTC, Spirit AeroSystems and Woodward.

“Glasgow Prestwick Airport has a long history of being at the heart of the UK’s aerospace manufacturing industry. We want to play an active role in keeping this industry and these highly skilled roles in the Ayrshire area” said Ron Smith, Glasgow Prestwick Airport’s CEO.

Welcoming O’Brien to the team, he enthused “I am delighted to be welcoming Michael to the team to help bring focus and drive to the development of a Prestwick Aerospace Campus Approach”.

Inset image: Michael O’Brien, aerospace development manager, Glasgow Prestwick Airport

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