Craig Peckett

Former Red Arrows engineer joins Chesterfield Special Cylinders

Sheffield, England - Leading high pressure gas containment systems manufacturer, Chesterfield Special Cylinders (CSC), has appointed a former RAF Red Arrows squadron member as its new sales engineer working in the transport and aerospace sectors.

Before joining CSC, Craig Peckett was an engineer in the RAF for 16 years and his tours of duty included The Falklands and Iraq.

He was hand-picked to be engineer for the RAF’s elite Red Arrows squadron, ensuring their BAE Hawk T1 aircraft were airworthy at all times and taking part in two world tours.  He then joined the RAF’s Tornado squadron before taking his commission as an Engineering Officer.

Craig Peckett comments: “Having been in the RAF for 16 years I am fully aware of the reputation CSC holds amongst the armed forces and in other sectors, where people’s lives often depend on their oxygen and propellant cylinders.  We relied on CSC’s safety-critical cylinders every day.

At CSC I am drawing on various experiences from the RAF, such as engineering, technology and budgeting, as well as dealing directly with key manufacturers such as BAE, who are also RAF suppliers.  CSC is opening up new markets with new products, so I am joining at exactly the right time.”

CSC managing director, Mick Pinder, adds: “It is highly significant to have a new team member who has actually had to rely on our products when flying in one of the world’s elite squadrons at 34,000 feet.  Craig’s first-hand experience of CSC’s cylinders gives him great authority when dealing with customers and he will be pivotal to our growth in the transport and aerospace sectors.” 
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