Our People

One of the major strengths at AVS-SYS is the knowledge and experience of our people.

Together we have over 250 years of combined experience in composite parts and the design, integration and manufacture of military and commercial aircraft parts and systems. 

Paul founded AVS-SYS in 2005 and has worked internationally in the AerospacePaul-Heaton-MD-AvSupport.gif industry for over 35 years.  He has held senior positions for BAe Systems, Ferranti Technologies and Senior Aerospace BWT.  Paul’s experience covers sales, marketing, system integration, project management, customer support and inventory management.  He is known and respected across the aerospace industry and has worked on many aircraft programs with the majority of the world's leading aerospace manufacturers including Airbus, Antonov, BAe Systems, Bombardier Aerospace, Cessna, COMAC, Embraer, Gulfstream, Pilatus, Rolls Royce amongst many more.

Andrew has nearly 20 years global experience working as a design engineer in the Andrew-Whitehead-Engineering-Director-AvSupport.gifaerospace industry and is an acknowledged expert in the design and integration of aircraft low pressure air distribution systems.  Projects he has worked on include Bombardier Global 5000, BAe Nimrod MRA4, Sikorsky Comanche, Bombardier Challenger 300, Learjet 85 and COMAC C919.

Chairman (non-exec) is Jim Murray-Smith, a highly experienced industrial business Jim-Murray-Smith-Non-Exec-Director.gifbuilder and senior executive. 

Jim's long industrial career began in polymers and has continued to centre around innovative materials and processes. He has led several successful IPOs (initial public offerings) and is strongly attentive to corporate governance, believing that plc standards are equally appropriate within ambitious private companies.

Jim is also noted for his proven capability to commercialise promising IP (intellectual property) and over the last two years has chaired and developed as co-founder The UK Manufacturing Accelerator, a prominent investor into and supporter of high potential manufacturers.

Ian has over 15 years working as a design engineer in the aerospace industry wIan-Radcliffe-Engineering-Manager-AvSupport.gifith knowledge and experience of aerospace ducting, avionics, security and video products.  Aircraft platforms he has worked on include Bombardier Global Express, Cessna Sovereign, Cessna Citation, Boeing C17, Gulfstream G450/550, COMAC 919 and Bombardier Global 7000/8000.

Rob Davies Web.jpgRob has over 25 years experience of both national and international marketing/sales including online and print advertising campaigns, rebranding exercises, Public Relations, customer liaison, brochure production, presentation production, bid/proposal writing, website design, copywriting and event organising from table top displays to large exhibition stand builds.  Used to delivering the whole communication mix in the B2B market particularly aerospace and high tech to fulfil a company’s strategic goals.

Abdul has over 15 years experience working as a Tooling Engineer, Designer, Design Abdul Januddin Web.jpgEngineer and Project Design Engineer in aerospace and he is a specialist in the Integration of Aircraft Low Pressure Ducting.  Aircraft programs he has had aircraft system integration responsibility on include Embraer ERJ170/175 & ERJ190/195, Nimrod MRA4, Fairchild Dornier FD428 & FD728, Mitsubishi MRJ, RRJ Superjet 100, Boeing V22, Gulfstream (Mufflers), Agusta Westland AW149, Bombardier C Series and Bombardier Global 5000/7000/8000.

Andy Gosling Web.jpgAndy has nearly 25 years experience in aerospace engineering working at AvSupport, Airbus and BAe Systems.  Aircraft systems that Andy has worked on include BAe146/RJ/RJX, BAE Nimrod MRA4, Airbus A380,  Airbus A320, Airbus A350,  Airbus A400M and Bombardier Global 7000/8000.

Dave Forrest Web.jpgDave has worked in engineering for 35 years for companies including AvSupport, Senior Aerospace BWT, BAe Systems and Airbus UK.  His system design experience includes Embraer 170/190, Fairchild Dornier 728/928, Bombardier Global 5000,  Airbus A380 Cockpit, Bombardier C-series, Nimrod MRA MK4, Airbus A350 XWB and Bombardier Global 7000/8000.

Paul Bourne Web.jpgPaul has nearly 25 years aerospace engineering experience having worked for AvSupport, Morson Projects, Airbus UK, Aerospace Systems and Technologies and BAe Systems. His system and structural design experience includes Nimrod MR MK4, Airbus A380, Bombardier CL300, Airbus A400M,  Airbus A350 XWB, Bombardier C-series and Bombardier Global 7000/8000.

Rob Tattershall web.jpgFor well over a decade, Rob has been a part of the aircraft manufacturing industry, having previously been at AD Aerospace and Hyde Group Ltd. With experience gained from working as a quality manager on a wide variety of civil aircraft projects, including overseeing the use of advanced composites, he now brings his expertise to the AVS-SYS team. Specific platforms which Rob has worked with include the Bombardier C Series, Mitsubishsi Regional Jet (MRJ), Comac C919, Boeing 777, 787 and the Dreamlifter Large Cargo Freighter (LCF).

Louise joined AVS-SYS in 2016,she is responsible for all aspect of Human Resources across all areas of the company.