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 US$4bn+ Advanced Safety and User Experience business. 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.
He will succeed Peter Dilnot, who has been leading GKN Aerospace as Interim CEO since September 2020. Dilnot will resume his ongoing role as Chief Operating Officer, Melrose Industries.