Senior Director, Quality & ACE Actuation Systems, Collins Aerospace
Ian Palin has been a senior leader within UTC, based in Europe since March 2001. Ian was Director & Plant Manager of the Wolverhampton site when Goodrich acquired TRW Aeronautical Systems in October 2002. Since July 2013 Ian has been Director Quality & ACE for UTC Actuation Systems based in Wolverhampton.
Ian joined UTC (Lucas Aerospace, Fordhouses) as a Student Apprentice in 1982 and after graduating in 1986 held various Manufacturing Engineering positions in the UK and US before progressing in a series of increasingly responsible roles in Operations and Program Management both in the UK and France. He has also completed a 3 year assignment as Enterprise Director of Continuous Improvement for Goodrich based in Europe.
Ian holds a BEng (1st class honours) in Manufacturing Engineering & Management from Bath University and a MSc in Manufacturing Systems Engineering from Warwick University.