Management Team

Gerard Johnson, Chief Strategy Officer

Gerard is a co-founder of Velocity Composites and has been a member of senior management since 2007. Today, he focuses on the strategic growth of the Company. Gerry has over 30 years’ experience in the composites and aerospace industries. Prior to Velocity Composites, Gerry was a Manufacturing Engineer at Saran Nacelles, Terma and Boeing.

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Christopher Banks, Head of Special Projects

Christopher is a co-founder of Velocity Composites and has been a member of senior management since 2007. Chris has over 25 years’ experience within the composites manufacturing industry. Before Velocity Composites, Chris held the position of Lead Composite Manufacturing Engineer at Hurel Hispano for 8 years until 2010. Prior to this, Chris has held numerous positions as a composite manufacturing engineer in companies situated in various countries including, Terma Industries Denmark, GKN Westland Aerospace and Boeing.

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Darren Ingram, Chief Operating Officer

Darren has over 26 years’ experience in supply chains and operations, whilst working for a number of complex engineering companies within both the aerospace and automotive sectors. Darren was appointed Chief Operating Officer of Velocity Composites in 2015 and runs the day to day engineering operations within the Company. Prior to Velocity, Darren has held the positions of UK supply chain director and Plant Manager for Kaman Ltd, Safran Nacelles and GE Aviation.

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Matthew Archer, Chief Commercial Officer

Matthew joined the Company as Chief Commercial Officer in February 2017 bringing extensive experience of the Defence and Aerospace sectors having worked for several of the world’s leading companies in those industries. Matthew previously worked for GKN Aerospace where he led the introduction of a global strategy for composite procurement across Europe, North America and Asia. Prior to this Matthew worked at Defence industry prime contractors and the UK Ministry of Defence.

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