Coatings World staff07.09.20
appointed Rob Holmes as VP Aerospace as the company targets strategic growth in the aerospace and defense sectors.
He joins from Nasmyth Group where he spent 10 years in senior business development positions in the global aerospace industry.
Most recently he was Aerospace Development executive responsible for the long-term development of global aerospace markets, specializing in the UK, EU and Asia Pacific.
Holmes will be responsible for developing business opportunities in the aerospace and defense sectors for Hardide Coatings’ range of nanostructured tungsten carbide/tungsten metal matrix composite coatings. Aerospace and defense customers currently include Airbus, BAE Systems, Leonardo Helicopters, Lockheed Martin and Triumph Group.
“The Hardide coating technology allows the aerospace primes to be fully compliant with global and ethical environmental factors while also optimizing the performance of parts and reducing operational costs," he said. "There are many opportunities in the vast aerospace and associated industries’ supply chain for the coating technology and I am looking forward to supporting its commercial development.”