Mark is driving the growth of the Company and setting the future direction of the business. He leads the Executive Leadership Team and sits on the main Board.
Mark Thomas has been chief executive officer of Reaction Engines since May 2015. In this role, he is leading development of aerospace propulsion systems for hypersonic and responsive space access applications and building a sustainable technology business.
Mark has grown the Company from 65 to over 200 employees, secured significant investments from strategic, financial and government investors and expanded operations in the UK and US.
Before joining Reaction Engines, Mark graduated from Cambridge University with an engineering degree and spent over 25 years working in the defence and civil aerospace businesses of Rolls-Royce plc. During this time he led a number of key programmes for Rolls-Royce, working closely with customers and partners worldwide to design, develop and support new military and commercial aero-engines. Mark’s last role in Rolls- Royce was chief engineer for all civil aerospace technology and future programmes.
Mark is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society.
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