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Press release: New QA role created to support aerospace business

Hardide Coatings has created the post of Quality Assurance Manager within its management team as the company gears up for growing business in the aerospace sector.

Neil Jeskins

With thirty years of aerospace systems experience, Neil Jeskins joins from Bureau Veritas where he was an aerospace lead auditor for AS9100 and associated standards.  Prior to that he was in the Royal Airforce for 27 years and was Quality Manager for the maintenance of Puma helicopters at RAF Benson.  In his RAF career, Neil was also responsible for many aspects of aircraft maintenance and engineering and logistical services for airfield operations.

At Hardide Coatings, Neil will be responsible for the company’s quality organisation and its growing QA accreditations and customer approvals including the aerospace standards Nadcap and AS9100 as well as the range of ISO qualifications held.  His role will cover the company’s manufacturing facilities in Oxfordshire, UK and Virginia, USA.

Philip Kirkham, CEO of Hardide plc said: “This new position is a significant development for the company as we will now have a qualified and experienced aerospace systems expert dedicated to quality assurance within our management team. I’m sure Neil will bring a new and valued perspective to our business and its systems as we grow.”