Andrew Irvine MEng MBA
Andrew Irvine is a Supply Chain and Commodity Manager at Martin-Baker Aircraft Company Ltd in the UK, who are a global leader in the design and manufacture of ejection seat systems for military aircraft. Since 2013 he has had strategic responsibility for major systems procurement including energetic materials (explosives, propellants, and pyrotechnics), and has a primary focus on the company’s US military customers. For 5 years between 2008 and 2013 in the same company, Mr Irvine was also the Contracts Manager for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter escape system, and acquired considerable experience in Federal Acquisition Regulations under this major defense procurement activity. As the company is a key member of the US Defense industrial base, but also operates substantially outside of the USA, Mr Irvine has committed much time understanding how US FARs and DFARS apply beyond US territory, and working within his organisation and across a broad supply base to increase understanding of what is required and expected when they are engaged as a US Government subcontractor.