March 31 2020  |  Seating

Neil Cairns new Acro CEO

By Rick Lundstrom

Acro Aircraft Seating announced today that Neil Cairns as the company’s Chief Executive Officer.

Cairns brings with him many years’ aerospace seating experience, covering products in all seating classes. He has a wide-ranging track record of lean process improvement and performance improvement, most recently holding positions as the Vice President and General Manager at Collins Aerospace based in Tucson, Arizona and Winston Salem, North Carolina. He previously ran the B/E Aerospace seating facility in Kilkeel, Northern Ireland.

“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to lead Acro at such an important time in its development,” Cairns said. “Acro has an impressive global customer base, a highly innovative range of products, a great team and inspiring company culture. Acro has grown solidly in recent years and I am looking forward to building on this success whilst ensuring that we remain focused on delivering the highest quality products and service to our customers.

“Despite the current challenging market conditions, I am also committed to ensuring that we continue to innovate and deliver differentiated and best in class aircraft seating products for our airline and leasing company customers.”

Acro’s Chairman, Paul Strothers, added: “On behalf of the Board, I would like to welcome Neil to Acro and to congratulate Neil on his new role. Neil is highly respected in the industry and we are confident that his familiarity with the aircraft seating market, our products and customers will ensure a smooth and rapid introduction to our business. Neil is also passionate about continuous improvement and we look forward to his engagement with the team at Acro. His unique skills, proven track record and leadership qualities position him for success in leading the company forward.”

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