Paul Perera

Paul Perera

Vice President of Technology in GKN Aerospace

Paul Perera is the Vice President of Technology in GKN Aerospace, a leading Aerospace company concentrating on the development of technology for the next 10-15 years and ensuring exploitation of the significant investment in Additive Manufacturing through 4 global technical collaboration centres.

He has an Aeronautical background with some of the Original Equipment Manufacturers including Airbus, BAE Systems and Rolls Royce and has worked in the Engineering Services Supply Chain securing innovation programmes and awards with Airbus.

Paul has been a large supporter of Made Smarter and the industrial strategy with new investment being committed to generate the UK Technology Centre for collaborative proving of advanced manufacturing processes, a focus on bringing Industry 4.0 benefits into the wider supply chain and growing talent.

In his global roles, Paul has advised on acquisition of technology, strategy and building strong collaborative teams.