Supacat appoints Chris Compton as Director & General Manager


The innovative design house and high mobility vehicle specialist, Supacat, has appointed Chris Compton, FRAeS, as Director and General Manager, responsible for the company’s day-to-day business operations and the leadership of the senior management team.

Chris brings to Supacat over 30 years experience in the defence and aerospace industry and a strong track record in Operations, Project Management and Customer Support.   He was formerly Managing Director of Marine Data Systems and has held senior positions with Rolls-Royce, GKN Westland Helicopters, WS Atkins and Brittan-Norman Aircraft, where he was also Managing Director.

Chris is a Mechanical Engineer and a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society.

On his appointment, Chris commented, “Supacat is a great business with highly capable and innovative people and my role is to harness this capability to drive improved operational performance and to grow a sustainable business.  This means staying focused on supporting our customers and successfully delivering on programmes”.

Nick Ames, Managing Director, Supacat Ltd, said, “We very pleased to welcome Chris at an exciting stage in Supacat’s development as a business.  His considerable management capabilities with similar sized, innovation-led companies will free up myself and Founder, Nick Jones, to take a more strategic role in diversifying the company into new regional markets and sectors, such as oil and gas, renewables and marine where we have already made some successful inroads”.


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