Velocity Invests in Growth


Velocity Invests in Growth

James Eastbury appointed as Customer Programmes Director.

Velocity, the leading supplier of advanced composite material kits to the aerospace market, is pleased to announce the appointment of James Eastbury as Customer Programmes Director. The new role has been created as part of the Company’s strategic growth plan, which is focused on building trusted long-term customer relationships by delivering operationally efficient and cost reducing product, coupled with outstanding supply chain management.

James will lead a team of technically skilled programme managers and new business engineers in developing and executing comprehensive multi-level plans of engagement with identified customers. He will be responsible for the expansion of Velocity’s revenue, with existing customers and new customers/territories.

James has over 10 years’ experience in the aerospace division of Solvay Composite Materials, the advanced materials and specialty chemicals company, where he held a number of roles, most notably as Key Account Manager for Airbus.

Jon Bridges, Chief Executive Officer at Velocity, said:

“The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the industry is placing more pressure on manufacturers to reduce costs and further streamline their operations. This is the essence of Velocity’s customer proposition and the Company has the resources, the advanced technology, and the processes to assist and accelerate customer cost reductions, whilst improving the quality and efficiency of their production processes. Our comprehensive supply chain management solution, which minimises inventory levels, the risk of raw material life expiry/obsolescence and, therefore, reduction in working capital, is an additional benefit to our kit supply service, and further reduces the costs and risk of our customers.

“James’ experience of both composites and managing blue chip accounts such as Airbus, a major customer of Velocity, is a perfect fit, as we drive to inform customers of the benefits of working with Velocity and continue to build our customer base by reducing the cost of aircraft manufacture, contribute to carbon reduction and reduce material waste by creating supply chain efficiencies.”


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