GKN Aerospace names new CEO

David Paja

GKN Aerospace has confirmed that David Paja will join the business as Chief Executive Officer in August 2021.

He joins GKN Aerospace from Aptiv plc, where he was President of the $4bn+ Advanced Safety and User Experience business. David will succeed Peter Dilnot, who has been leading GKN Aerospace as Interim CEO since September 2020.

Peter Dilnot, who will resume his ongoing role as Chief Operating Officer Melrose Industries plc, said: “I am delighted that David will take on the role. He has a proven track record of success in global engineering businesses and I am confident he will be an excellent leader for GKN Aerospace.”

David Paja began his career with Valeo SA, then spent 14 years in senior leadership positions within global engineering leader Honeywell International, before moving to Aptiv plc.