New General Manager at CAV Systems

30th April 2024

CAV Systems has appointed Ian Jackson as general manager of its UK and US facilities.

With its headquarters in Consett, County Durham and a facility in Kansas, CAV specialises in anti-ice protection and drag reduction technology for the general aviation, commercial aerospace and defence markets worldwide.

Ian has a strong background in manufacturing and engineering and was previously employed as CAV’s vice president of operations.

As leader of the CAV team, Ian will oversee all activities and will be responsible for maximising outputs in line with CAV’s vision and objectives.

Ian said: “I am very much looking forward to my new role as general manager of CAV Systems. We have a fantastic team, all of whom contribute to helping aircraft fly safer and greener.

“With an active fleet of over 10,000 aircraft and 100 aircraft variations fitted with our ice protection systems, and various projects for new and emerging sectors coming down the line, it is a really exciting time for the business.”

The only supplier of fluid-based ice protection systems globally and the foremost supplier of laser perforated surfaces, CAV has operated as a critical technology and manufacturing partner to major commercial OEMs since 1942.

A Durham University Business School graduate, and former Coldstream Guard, Ian has championed the implementation of several continuous improvement initiatives and is a passionate supporter of apprenticeships and the WorkFit programme.