CAE appoints new managing director

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CAE announced on Dec. 8 that it has appointed Andrew Naismith as managing director of CAE U.K. plc.

In this position, Naismith will have overall responsibility for CAE's Defence & Security business in the United Kingdom.
In this position, Naismith will have overall responsibility for CAE’s Defence & Security business in the United Kingdom. CAE Photo

Naismith has been with CAE for the past four years serving as the managing director of CAE Aircrew Training Services, which manages CAE’s Medium Support Helicopter Aircrew Training Facility (MSHATF) at Royal Air Force Base Benson.

He will continue to oversee operations at MSHATF, in addition to taking on the role of managing director of CAE U.K. plc.

Prior to joining CAE, Naismith served 32 years with the Royal Navy and Royal Air Force in a variety of roles, including numerous operational tours as a Chinook helicopter pilot and squadron commander.

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“CAE considers the United Kingdom one of its key home defense markets where we have a significant number of employees who serve all three services of the U.K. Ministry of Defence,” said Marc-Olivier Sabourin, CAE’s vice president and general manager, Europe/Africa, Defence & Services. “Andy will have overall responsibility for positioning CAE in the United Kingdom as a training systems integrator with the expertise and experience to help the U.K. military enhance safety, efficiency and mission readiness.”

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