Pattonair appoints new Group Quality Director

Pattonair, the leading global aerospace and defence supply chain service provider, is delighted to announce the appointment of Richard Hawkins as its new Group Quality Director.


Joining Pattonair from Rolls-Royce, where he held the position of Supplier Development Executive for their Marine Sector, Richard has over 20 years’ aerospace experience, including leadership roles in Design Engineering, Manufacturing and Quality Control with both Rolls-Royce and Airbus.


Based at Pattonair’s Head Office in Derby, Richard will be responsible for Group Quality, Business Excellence and HS&E. Commenting on his new role, Richard said:

“I’m really excited about joining Pattonair to take up this new position of Group Quality Director. I believe Pattonair has great people and processes and I look forward to helping the organisation exceed all our customer expectations.”


Wayne Hollinshead, Pattonair’s CEO, added:

“We’re delighted to have Richard on the team. His aerospace background combined with his high level insight into the customer perspective will undoubtedly help us to enhance the quality of our offer still further.”