BIRMINGHAM, England—Dunlop Aircraft Tyres announced that Stephen Ray has joined the company as financial director.
He replaces Oliver Burns who worked at the firm for six years. Before moving to Dunlop, Stephen spent 13 years at LINPAC Group, a producer of plastic packaging for the retail, catering, manufacturing, packing and food sectors.
In his most recent role at LINPAC, Stephen was group chief financial officer of the $1.65 billion turnover business.
Among his successes at LINPAC were the transition from being a family-owned business to a private equity owned group and, over the last two years, the divestment of four of LINPAC's five divisions.
Before working there, Stephen held a number of senior financial roles at publicly listed companies including Ferguson International and Elswick. Stephen is a chartered accountant who qualified at Ernst & Young in Birmingham.
"We're delighted to welcome Stephen at an exciting time for the business," said Ian Edmondson, chairman of Dunlop Aircraft Tyres.
"Dunlop's commitment to product development and geographic expansion has paid dividends and the company continues to grow in many sectors, including regional airliners and military transport aircraft," he said
Based in Birmingham, Dunlop Aircraft Tyres specializes in the supply of aircraft tires and tubes from design thorough to delivery, using the "most sophisticated" precision, manufacturing and retreading techniques available.
In its 104-year history, Dunlop Aircraft Tyres has achieved "worldwide recognition" and today is the only dedicated aircraft tire manufacturer and retreader.
Dunlop Aircraft Tyres' high profile customers include major international airlines, aircraft constructors, wheel and brake manufacturers and maintenance facilities throughout the world.