Aircraft cabin lighting specialist, STG Aerospace, which has a base in Cwmbran, has is increasing its capability to meet future demand for its products.

These include aircraft photoluminescent floor path marking, emergency and informational signage and LED mood lighting products.

The move is being driven by the company’s commitment to research and development at its Innovation and Engineering Centre in Cwmbran.

Nigel Duncan, CEO of STG Aerospace, said: “Our investment in R&D and Innovation has placed us at the forefront of research into the impact that lighting has on airline passengers, both physiologically and psychologically. It is central to our cabin lighting product development philosophy and key to the success of the company. That’s why we’re continuing to invest in the expertise of our team.”

Newly appointed chief operating officer, Grant Bennett, who has overall responsibility not just for STG Aerospace’s operations and engineering functions, but also for the supply chain team, said: “With my 20 years-plus management experience and lean manufacturing expertise, I am looking forward to the imminent challenge of ensuring the seamless integration of all our operational functions as the company expands and develops.”

New senior marketing manager Caroline Easton will be working on advancing the company’s global market position in LED and photoluminescent lighting.

Caroline previously worked in retail commercial LED lighting.

She said: “I am passionate about the positive impacts light can have on people. Enhancing experiences, changing moods, creating theatre to performing essential functions. At STG Aerospace, I’m surrounded by likeminded professionals – and share a passion and desire to innovate with aviation in mind.”

Nigel Howell, who recently joined as head of engineering, responsible for engineering capability, resource management and the design and development of all liTeMood mood lighting products, said: “I joined STG Aerospace to make a difference and improve the capability to rapidly deliver new products to market. Ultimately to contribute to the success of the business.”

Privately-owned, STG Aerospace has its Headquarters and UK manufacturing facilities in Norwich, an engineering office in Wales, and an office with further manufacturing facilities in Miami serving the US market.