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GKN Aerospace Announces New Executive Appointments


GKN Aerospace has appointed Michael McCann as CEO of GKN Aerospace - Engine Systems, the new business formed from the company’s recent acquisition of Volvo Aero. Charles Paterson is to take up the position of Senior Vice President of Business Development and Strategy for GKN Aerospace – the role vacated by McCann.

Marcus Bryson, CEO, GKN Aerospace and Land Systems states: “These are critical positions influencing the future direction and success of our increasing aerospace operation. Our new Engine Systems business is among the global market leaders in its field and Mike’s focus is on making the business highly competitive and able to fully exploit its extensive technological expertise. Charles takes on leadership of our strategic planning and business development, which is fundamental to the success of our on-going growth strategy.”

Mike McCann joined GKN Aerospace in April 2009 as vice president, programmes of GKN Aerostructures - North America, responsible for all programme management operations for the business. Prior to joining GKN Aerospace, Mike was vice president, guided munitions & indirect fires for ATK Advanced Weapons Division and held positions of increasing responsibility in Alliant Techsystems (ATK) for whom he worked for 24 years.

Charles Paterson was previously responsible for strategy and business development for GKN Aerospace’s European and special products businesses. Paterson joined GKN Aerospace in 2009 as part of the acquisition of the Airbus Filton operations and was general manager at Filton until early 2012, where he played a key role in the successful integration and extended performance of the Filton operation.


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