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June 1, 2015, New Britain CT - Oxford Industries (Oxford) welcomes a new member to the team: Tony Cacace. Tony comes on board as Technical Consultant. Tony Cacace brings a wealth of engineering and business knowledge with him after over 45 years in the Aerospace Industry. He is a former President and CEO of GKN Aerospace and also has experience at Pratt & Whitney.
Oxford Industries is an industrial marketing and technical services company specializing in the Aerospace Industry. The firm works on technical issues on behalf of its clients. The Oxford Team is led by Nick DeFelice, the company’s founder and CEO. Oxford has been searching for months for a replacement for Richard Slowik, a former Sikorsky engineer and longtime member of Oxford who recently passed away. “While no one can ever replace Mr. Slowik, Tony will be a great addition to our team,” said Mr. DeFelice. “We are elated to have him on board and look forward to utilizing his knowledge and expertise in support of our clients. I am confident we have delivered a win for both Oxford and our clients and this is always our goal.”
Tony Cacace comes from GKN Aerospace where he was appointed President and CEO of GKN Aerospace Services Alabama in 1999. During his tenure, the Alabama facility became a first tier supplier of composite structures to major customers including Sikorsky, Pratt & Whitney, Airbus, GE, Honeywell, and Lockheed Martin while doubling the company’s portfolio and developing a new, highly-competent executive staff. In May 2003, Tony was appointed as the CEO of the newly incorporated GKN Structures Corporation based in Cromwell, CT. GKN Structures is a leading provider of composite RTM structures for military and commercial Aerospace engine and airframe markets.
Tony has enjoyed a long career in the Aerospace industry including early career assignments with Pratt & Whitney (P&W) working on engines for the SR-71, 747, F-15 and F-14 programs working in the fields of engineering, test, manufacturing and technical publications. Tony has also worked with Alabama, Connecticut and Federal elected officials in developing grants with universities and industry leaders thereby advancing the science of composites.
Established in 1980 by Nick DeFelice, Oxford is a provider of industrial marketing and technical services to the Aerospace Industry. The firm represents leading Aerospace manufacturing companies on a national basis. Oxford works closely with its clients bringing deep technical capability and a vast professional network in order to achieve results.