Thompson Aero Seating
Chief executive: Andres Budo
Pre-tax profit: £10.7m Employment: 543 Pay bill: £23.9m
51 Seagoe Industrial Estate Portadown BT63 5QE Tel: 028 3833 4000 www.thompsonaero.com
The company makes business class seats for clients including Aer Lingus, Delta Air Lines, China Eastern and Philippine Airlines. American Andres Budo has now taken on the role of chief executive. Mr Budo joined Thompson Aero in June last year from Airbus, where he had worked in cabin interiors since 2015. The sale of Thompson Aero Seating to Chinese giant Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) was announced three years ago. Former chief executive Gary Montgomery has now moved to a new ‘strategic’ role with AVIC Cabin Systems Co, part of AVIC. Thompson Aero reported a more than doubling of pre-tax profits to over £10m in its latest accounts. Turnover had also doubled from £52m to £105m.