South Windsor, Conn., December 19, 2022 /PRNewswire/ – Capwell, a global leader in the engineering and manufacturing of aviation aerial delivery and life support solutions, announced that it has named mark lavender As Director of Operations for Capwell Europe Limited (CEL) – Capwell’s UK based subsidiary United Kingdom To lead CEL’s UK, European and Commonwealth operations.
“I am delighted and grateful to be appointed as Capwell Europe’s Director of Operations in the UK,” said Levander. “Capwell’s mission, vision and values align well with my own beliefs and ambitions, combined with a legacy of more than 140 years of supporting the military. I look forward to supporting Capwell’s continued growth and becoming a leader in aviation air delivery.” Look forward to preserving our position as the world leader. and associated life-support systems for military forces and humanitarian organizations.”
Working in the aviation aerial delivery sector for over 30 years, Mark has built up a vast network of knowledge and a proven track record of experiences alongside an exceptional global customer delivery portfolio.
As a military professional in the UK’s Ministry of Defense (MoD), he held a number of positions in the aerial delivery sector, including; Operators, trainers, operations officers and trade examiners are also completing exchange postings and qualifying on NATO and Five-I allied airdrop systems. His 24 years of service culminated with 3 years as Lead Trial Officer within the Joint Aerial Delivery Trial Evaluation Unit (JADTEU), part of the Air Warfare Center. While at JADTEU, he led and managed several high-profile projects including the first airdrop from an A400M aircraft in support of the Airbus Certification Program. In addition, he sat as a Subject Matter Expert on the Cabin Safety Cargo Hold Panel for the A400M, which included evaluating design proposals submitted by Airbus. For this, and in particular for keeping the A400M program operationally focused, Mark was recognized in the 2015 Queen’s New Year’s Honors List and awarded the Meritorious Service Medal.
Transitioning to industry following his military service, Mark held the position of Post Design Services (PDS) engineering lead within IrwinGQ for all of their airdrop systems and led customer acceptance and training serials across the business portfolio. business development.
As Business Development Manager at IrvinGQ, Mark was responsible for capturing customer requirements and defining system solution(s) and drafting proposals. With his vast knowledge of training and track record of successful delivery, Mark continued to lead client acceptance and training until his departure from the company in 2000. August 2022,
Within Capwell, Mark has a broad responsibility for all areas of the business, including the role of Director of Regulatory and Statutory. Mark will also support the wider Capwell team in securing new markets as it seeks to grow the business. Mark holds a BSc (Hons) degree from The Open University, is a member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology (MIET) and is accredited as an Incorporated Engineer (I-Eng).
Commenting on the appointment of lavender, lane wiggersCapwell’s CEO said, “Mark’s distinguished achievements and extensive experience in aviation air delivery in particular will, without doubt, enhance Capwell’s reputation as a trusted provider of advanced air delivery and life support systems now and into the future.” will make a decisive leadership contribution. We, at Kepwell, are really excited to have him join our team.”
Ed DavisStrategic Director, Capwell Europe, said: “Marc’s arrival at Capwell Europe could not have been more timely. He joins Capwell Europe at the point when Capwell is looking to offer a phase-change aerial delivery capability to the UK MoD. Leading the way as it transforms the UK Armed Forces’ aerial delivery capability from Lockheed C130 to Airbus A400M aircraft.”
“Set against the emerging and enduring challenges of our changing world,” added Lavender, “I particularly relish the opportunity to contribute to Capwell’s strategic ambition of growing the business as a systems supplier and solutions provider across the UK. I do Europe, and the Commonwealth. It is an ambition that I have no doubt Capwell will achieve given its legacy of success in innovative, agile and reliable engineering to protect missions and lives. It is indeed a proud moment for me to be associated with Kepwell.”
Founded in 1881, Capwell is a global leader in the custom engineering and manufacture of critical aviation air delivery systems and life support solutions. United States government and its allies. Capwell’s fundamental mission – protecting the people who operate systems in hazardous environments in support of national security – continues today. operating from South Windsor, Connecticut, and The Meadows of Dan, Virginia, the company offers four main product segments of mission-critical components and systems: airborne delivery systems; aerial and marine life support and safety hardware; operator and maintenance training and logistics; and engineering services.
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