Following an unfortunate incident in 1985 which highlighted a critical need for signposting of escape routes on aircraft - STG Aerospace designed, developed, patented and certified the first photoluminescent emergency way guidance system
s for aircraft. Today, the saf-Tglo® range is selected as line-fit by the majority OEMs and in service with more than 300 airlines operating over 11,000 aircraft worldwide.
In 2011, and with over two decades of experience in producing a variety of photoluminescent signage and emergency floor path marking systems, STG Aerospace expanded into LED cabin lighting and now has the most airline-preferred retrofit LED ambient lighting solution in the market, liTeMood®.
Together this innovative, simple and powerful range of LED and photoluminescent systems delivers a harmonious view of what can be achieved using light effectively within a cabin space. They integrate seamlessly to deliver an optimal environment that provides safety, comfort and ambience for passengers plus enhanced operational metrics for airlines and their crew. Our lighting systems are simple, reliable, easy to install and created with ease and comfort in mind.
Chief Financial Officer
Tessa Evans has 17 years of Finance and Accounting experience. As Financial Director at STG Aerospace, she directs all financial aspects of the business including accounting practices, budgeting, financial planning, treasury management, interface with the financial community, financial analysis and monitoring of financial performance.
Tessa holds a degree in Accounting and Finance (BA Hons) and is a chartered accountant FCA.
Chief Executive Officer
Appointed in June 2017, Grant has overall responsibility for the Operations and Engineering departments and for the Supply Chain team. Based at the STG Aerospace Innovation & Engineering Centre in Cwmbran, he plays a vital role in ensuring the ongoing seamless integration of all operational functions.
With over 20 years’ management experience and extensive commercial exposure to customers and end users, Grant is an active champion for change. Trained in lean manufacturing at Toshiba, he holds a Six Sigma Blackbelt and is experienced in the application of total productivity concepts including Kaizen and 6S.
He joined STG Aerospace from NOTE UK where he was Managing Director overseeing the provision of Electronic Manufacturing Services for a broad range of industry sectors. Prior to that, he held positions as UK Operations Director for the Integrated Manufacturing Services division of TT Electronics and as Manufacturing Director of ACW Technology Ltd.
Business Unit Director
Dr Sean O’Kell holds a degree in Chemistry and Materials Science and a PhD in Materials Engineering. Throughout his career, he has gained considerable experience in the development of coatings for advanced material applications.
As Business Unit Director of Photoluminescent Products at STG Aerospace, Sean is responsible for the design, development and certification of all photoluminescent products. He liaises with the key aviation authorities, operators and customers on all technical levels and is recognised as a technical expert in the formulation, testing and application of photoluminescent materials for use in aircraft and Cabin Safety.
Sean is an active member of the SAE committees for Interior and Crew Station Lighting (A-20A and A-20C) and is responsible for ARP503 Emergency Evacuation Illumination document.
Cabin Lighting Systems Director
As Director of our electrical business unit, Pierre Michard is responsible for all aspects of our LED cabin lighting business within STG Aerospace globally. He joined STG Aerospace as Business Development Manager in 2014 working with airlines and OEMs to identify new product opportunities.
Before joining STG, Pierre was Programme Manager at Esterline managing the Entry Into Service for the sensors system package installed on the Rolls-Royce Trent XWB and TP400 engines.
Prior to this, Pierre held different roles in the aerospace sector including NH90 Helicopter ILS Manager at the French MoD in Paris and Business Development Manager at Eltra in Hong-Kong partnering with Airbus to develop aftermarket services in China.
Pierre holds an MSc. in Industrial Engineering and Management from Grenoble Institute of Technology and Universidad Politecnica de Madrid.
Head of Global HR
As Head of Global HR, Michael is responsible for all aspects of our people function, delivering both strategic and ‘hands-on’ operational support and counsel. Michael plays a key role in recruiting talented people into our business, employee engagement and ‘best practice’ people management. He also drives our strategic people plan, together with a strong focus on talent management.
Michael has over ten years’ experience of people management, with significant experience in leading change management programmes. This is within complex multi-site businesses in both services and manufacturing sectors, and negotiated in both unionised and non-unionised environments. His experience ranges from SME in growth stage to FTSE 100 in maturity stage of the business life cycle.
Michael is a Fellow of Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (FCIPD), and holds a MBA degree and a Masters in Employment Law (LLM), together with a First Class (Bsc Hons) in International Business. He has recently passed the Institute of Director’s written examinations for the Chartered Director (C Dir) programme.
R&D and IP
An award-winning company driven by research, STG Aerospace continues to invest in R&D and Innovation, positioning itself at the forefront of research into the impact that lighting has on airline passengers, both physiologically and psychologically.
To ensure our customers benefit from our innovation we continue to invest to protect our intellectual property across all product ranges.
Since 1995, STG Aerospace has used the foremost patent companies to support and secure 50 global patents granted and pending, covering all product applications and designs in aerospace.