Ian founded Acumen in 1981 as a multidisciplinary design group. As named inventor on patents spanning many industry sectors, his commitment to innovation is the bedrock of the brand.
Nigel is co-inventor of the Ora round paper towel, project manager for Etihad’s new A380 and B787 fleets, designer of BA’s bed-in-the-sky and inventor of the award winning Cathay First.
John is creative director and programme manager for Etihad’s new Business Class and Economy products. A creative designer and named inventor on multiple airline patents.
Anthony is design-lead and co-inventor of the flagship Etihad A380 first class cabin, inventor of Britax’s baby-safe sleeper and driving force behind the market-leading work with UTC Interiors.
Ali is design-lead and co-inventor of Acumen’s ‘Viva’ business class seat, design-lead and project manager for the ‘firefly’ muscle recovery device, and named inventor on several patents.
Edson is co-inventor of the new Etihad business 'Studio' seat and design-lead for the ‘Aura’, ‘Venus’ and Korean Air ‘Kosmo’ seats. His styling approach is a hallmark of the Acumen brand.
Catherine has been brand manager with Acumen for over 15 years, enjoying a reputation of one of the most innovative and experienced designers working in aircraft interiors.
Ben has worked in senior positions in the aircraft industry for 35 years, including being Group Business Development Director for Premium Aircraft Interiors Group.