Joe will take over from Angus Fleming, founder of AEL and Managing Director for over 40 years. Angus will remain at AEL Airborne to support the transition before taking a well-earned rest.
Joe Summers has over 20 years of experience in the composite industry including positions as Director of Business Development at Gurit, and more recently Sales and Marketing Director at North Thin Ply Technology.
AEL Airborne is the UK subsidiary of Airborne International. Airborne International is a Netherlands-based advanced composites company, specialized in engineering and manufacturing durable fiber-reinforced composites for the Space, Aeronautics and Marine industries. Airborne is a frontrunner in making composites affordable through an industrialisation strategy of automation and digitalisation. Due to the increasing trend of “re-shoring” it is expected that AEL Airborne will lead this development in the UK, across a variety of markets.