Colin Lewis | Barry Curtis | Jas Singh


      Colin Lewis
                             PhD, FRAeS, FIMMM
      Managing Consultant

General Management, Strategy, Leadership & Programme Management.

Key Skills & Experience             

  • In depth knowledge of Aerospace and Defence Markets, generating growth through customer intimacy.
  • Motivator for business change programmes and excellence in pursuit of technology advancement.
  • Generator of creative approaches that successfully meet business development objectives. Differentiation from competition springs from a customer partnership approach to business and using Strategic Sourcing as a key enabler.
  • Record of achieving business targets through team building, leadership through mentoring and personnel development.
  • Extensive overseas experience, with a high degree of cross-cultural awareness.
  • Persuasive negotiator and presenter of business / technical issues.
    Instilling a strategic vision and purpose to the workforce, supply chain and shareholders.
Strategic Achievements

Key driver in delivering revenue and profitability growth of a Fortune-100 Corporation, through improved operational excellence and rebuilding of routes to market.
Established cohesive organisational structures, aligned to evolving corporate strategy; and championed a global, “one virtual company” approach through common processes and improvement initiatives across all sites (USA, Europe and Far-East).
Established an Aftermarket logistics facility in Abu Dhabi through partnership with Dimo Corp and Al Rumaithy.
Involvement and  leadership of due diligence projects, followed by post-acquisition integration of target companies (UK, French, Italian)
Arrested a  prestigious and vital contract from an incumbent competitor by adopting a radically different proposal approach. Then developed and lead a multinational team of companies (~30) across Europe and North America to design and build the Rosetta platform. This is Europe's live intercometary mission to place a lander on a comet at the far reaches of our Solar System.

Tactical Achievements

Responsible for organisations with up to $200m turnover and 1500 employees.

Developed a pan-European Strategic Supply Chain Management team, with strong links to its North American counter-part.

Turnaround in subsidiary performance from breakeven to a sustainable net profit of approximately 8% within 2 years. This included ........

    • Essential restructuring
    • Raising on-time-delivery to >95%, with overdues reduced by a factor of 10
    • Championing a continuous campaign on Lean activities supported by Six Sigma.
    • Reduced inventory and aged debtors by 25% and 50% respectively.
    • Transformed Quality function to a Product & Service Excellence organisation
    • Overhauled Logistic and Strategic Sourcing processes.
    • Rationalised/expanded product portfolio and expanded customer base.


Vice President Operations, Cobham Antenna Systems
Excellence in Delivery Programme Director, Cobham Antenna Systems
Group Managing Director Moog International Core Products & Chairman Moog Controls Ltd

Managing Director Moog Controls Ltd & General Manager Global Drives

General Manager and Director of Aerospace Business Unit

Director of Programmes

Business Acquisition & Project Executive, Matra Marconi Space

Change Programme and Business Operations Manager, British Aerospace Space Systems

Head of Mechanical Systems & Deputy Head of Mechanical Design

Engineering/Product Line Manager Cryogenic Systems

Head of Spacecraft Thermal Design Group


“I found Colin to be dynamic and fair. He made an extreme leap of faith to rebuild a distressed supplier/competitor relationship. We were sucessful to open their doors to work with our respective teams in the UK and the Philippines to produce dynamic results for the customer in terms of reducing supply back orders, late customer deliveries, quality issues, contract issues, and relationships. I have the utmost respect for Colin and his capability both in a technical sense and his ability to influence people. His reputation, relationship and integrity with all major aerospace customers including Boeing and Airbus, is held in the highest esteem.” 

Tim Shiple, VP of Supply Chain , Goodrich Actuation Systems.


“I have known Colin in Moog since 1999. We were both members of Moog's Aircraft Group Leadership Team and met frequently to chart our strategic growth path, resulting in becoming the leading international provider of primary & secondary flight control systems and integrated engine control system actuation. Colin was a key member of this team, contributing both leadership and marketing inputs, based on his extensive European aerospace industry & government contacts. I would highly recommend Colin as a serious executive management candidate and would encourage anyone interested to contact me at - MR” 

Michael Rowen , Site Manager , Moog USA


“I worked very closely with Colin over a period of 2 years. During this time we re-built a strained customer-supplier relationship that was strategic for both of our companies. This was possible through the mutual trust we developed and our ability to see the bigger picture. In my dealings with Colin I have always found him very professional and trustworthy. I would gladly work with him again.” 

Andrew Jones , Senior Commodity Mgr , TRW AS