Shawn Black appointed President of Defense for GKN Aerospace

Shawn Black

GKN Aerospace has announced the appointment of Shawn Black as President of Defence, bringing significant aerospace and defence leadership experience to the business.

Black started his career as a United States Marine Corps Officer before moving into the industry 22 years ago. During that time, he has achieved a consistent record of strong financial and operational performance growth in senior leadership and operational roles across military and commercial markets. His background includes senior roles with companies such as Leonardo DRS, Cobham Plc, and Cobham’s Advanced Electronic Solutions (CAES) where he served as COO then CEO.

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