The shareholders and the board of Sharing in Growth beneficiary Oxley Group have announced the appointment of Darren Cavan as Oxley Group Chief Executive Officer.
Darren has had a long and successful career with Oxley, including time spent with both Oxley Developments in the UK and Oxley Inc. in the US. Darren has a Mechanical Engineering background and a wide range of experience across programme management, engineering, operations, commercial and technical functions. Darren brings to the role over 25 years’ experience within the aerospace and military sector, specifically in the LED lighting and electronics arena.
Commenting on his new role Darren said, ‘I am proud to be appointed as Oxley Group CEO, Oxley are world leaders in innovation and I look forward to leveraging our technology and working with customers to develop new solutions. I have a strong belief in the Oxley team and I will work with them to deliver our strategic vision and perform against our ambitious growth targets.’
Oxley Chairman Peter Bedwin added, ‘I very much welcome Darren’s appointment, in Darren we have a CEO who has an excellent technical understanding coupled with a valuable insight into the workings of the Group. Darren is well respected by our customers and well placed to lead the Group in exploiting our technical expertise to grow our presence in the aerospace arena.’
Oxley Group was selected for Sharing in Growth in 2017 and is a world-class designer and manufacturer of LED lighting, night vision solutions and electronic components. The range includes EMC filters, LED indicator lamps and interconnect products; all designed for challenging military and aerospace applications. Oxley offers comprehensive design, manufacturing and test facilities through Oxley Developments in the UK and Oxley Incorporated in the USA.
Oxley is renowned for expertise in new product development and the Group invests heavily in R&D to deliver innovative customer solutions. Oxley works on prestigious programmes with major aerospace & defence companies across the globe including Boeing, Sikorsky, General Dynamics, Gulfstream, Lockheed Martin, Saab, Airbus and KAI.
The company was the Best Exporter winner in the 2018 In Cumbria Business Awards.