Meet Our Team

Peter Bruch

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Managing Director

Peter is a Chartered, Graduate Mechanical Engineer, having completed an accelerated Apprenticeship.  Completed company turnarounds and site relocations, launched and grew a profitable new business. A resourceful, experienced Managing / Operations Director across the Automotive, Aerospace, Engineered Product & Marine sectors, successfully enjoying site P+L and global Sales & Engineering responsibility.

Andy Masters

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Technical Director

Andy joined a forerunner of AE Aerospace in 1985 as an Apprentice Grinder and over the years has worked in a number of different roles within the business, including CNC Machinist / Programmer, Leading Hand and Account Manager. With a strong technical understanding, product knowledge and years of customer facing, Andy developed into the role of Production Manager with responsibility for the Engineering Dept before becoming Technical Director in the company MBO.

Ian Bouquet-Taylor

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Operations Director

Ian has spent the last 30 years working for blue chips in automotive and aerospace across broad range of disciplines including Quality, Operations & Project Management roles. He has delivered several key transformation projects and is one of the architects of the SC21 C&G/NMCL programme supporting business improvement in SMEs.  Within AE Aerospace, Ian’s accountability covers developing strategy for Operations and aligning it with the long-term business goals.

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Kimberley Orme

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Financial Controller

Kimberley has worked in Finance throughout her career so far predominantly in Supply Chain Logistics and Engineering sectors and wanted a new challenge within the manufacturing sector at AE Aerospace. She’s CIMA qualified and always had a passion for numbers to understand the key drivers of profitability within the business and putting controls in place. She enjoys travelling (preferably abroad), retail therapy and playing badminton in her free time.

Tracey Bruch

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HR & H&S


Tracey was initially qualified in Hotel Catering & Management, which means that when she resorts to her old habits, we get fabulous cakes in the office! After leaving home, Tracey moved into Administrative roles before completing her finance qualifications whilst working for an Accountancy Practice. She then started her own business supporting a number of clients. Tracey joined AE after the Management Buyout and hasn’t looked back since (well, that’s what we try and tell her…).

Ashleigh Browne

Ash Browne

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Quality Inspection Manager
Ash worked as a metrology engineer for over 20 years, working in the Automotive, Aerospace and Motorsport industries before joining AE Aerospace. Ash’s experience has allowed him to work with some of the largest companies in the world in each of the industries on safety critical components. He enjoys the daily challenges that working in Aerospace offers and looks forward to driving AE Aerospace forward.

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Paul Callender

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Production Control Manager

Paul is our ERP Super User, data gatherer and all-round database. Paul has gained excellent experience in ERP, Production Control and Computer Software systems and integration.  He joined AE to complete the introduction and development of our ERP system.  Following this he has been working on our Production & Capacity Planning, data updates, process systems, process flow, dashboards and everything else that makes a company work.

Paul Dean

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Quality Manager
It is an impossible task to sum up 36 years working in Quality in 80 words so I won’t try! Since accepting the role as Quality Manager, the saying you’re never too old to learn’  has never been truer, and am more than happy to continue to do so.​ I am finding working within the Aerospace industry both challenging and rewarding, with my focus now being on helping develop the Companys’ next generation of Quality Professionals.

Brian Hawkes

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Project Engineering Manager

 Brian joined AE Aerospace in March 2020 as Project Engineering Manager. Prior to his time at AE Aerospace he worked in Engineering roles at Aerospace and Automotive companies and recently transitioned into Project Management roles.
A career highlight of his was gaining Chartership in the Institute of Mechanical Engineers in 2007.

Dave Marsh

Technical Consultant

So far, Dave has ‘enjoyed’ a 43-year career, starting as a Technical Apprentice in 1967 with Ewarts, part of the Duport Group in Dudley, West Midlands. Dave held a number of ever more senior Technical Engineering and General Management roles, worked in the US before becoming Managing Director of Andover Precision in 2006.

Denys Brown

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Sales Director
Denys has been in the aerospace industry for 40+ years. He started his journey at Dowty Bolton & Paul (MOOG) in 1975. He started in the servo valve testing department moving through to expediting, purchasing and then in charge of supply chain. Denys Joined AE Aerospace 27 years ago as the Sales Director and has played an integral role in the company’s growth.

Jamie Painter

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Marketing and Communications Apprentice

Jamie has a background in psychology but always held a passion for videography and content creation. This year, she decided to turn her hobby into career and joined the AE Aerospace team as the Marketing and Communications Apprentice.
She is enjoying learning and hopes to progress in her role, with hopes of becoming Marketing Manager some day.