Andrew Clemow joins Acro as Supply Chain Director
Hamburg – Acro Aircraft Seating has announced the addition of Andrew Clemow as Supply Chain Director. He will assume the strategic and operational responsibility for the company’s global supply chain and will drive performance improvements across the supply chain function, in particular addressing materials costs and improving parts availability, as well as securing improvements to supplier performance and relationships through the establishment of long-term agreements.
Clemow brings with him expertise gained during 16 years with British Airways and most recently, during a nine-year spell with Emirates. His extensive experience includes completing sourcing programs for a variety of Buyer Furnished Equipment (BFE), including aircraft seats and galleys. He was also responsible for the acquisition of aircraft engineering design and certification services, powerplant maintenance repair and overhaul services, avionics equipment and ground handling services.
“Acro's primary strength is its leanness and agility. It is able to react quickly to changes in market demand and deliver high quality products to our customers," said Clemow, adding, "I am really looking forward to making a difference here at Acro. The aircraft seat market needs more competition and Acro is perfectly placed to offer something innovative and stylish."
"Managing our supply chain, sourcing and managing suppliers that share Acro’s ethos is key to our growth strategy. Having someone of Andrew’s calibre leading our supply chain function will be pivotal to enable Acro to scale up and build on our reputation as being an agile and innovative company," said Neil Cairns, CEO of Acro. "We are delighted to have him on board, and I look forward to working with him closely."
A fully qualified member of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply and a graduate of the University of Essex, Clemow has relocated to his native Northamptonshire, England to take on this post at Acro’s headquarters in Crick.