On The Move
Simon Edwards, Ricardo’s global director of technology, has been appointed to chair EARPA, the influential association of automotive R&D organisations across Europe.
As part of a recruitment drive that has seen the addition of five, new highly skilled service engineers, DMG MORI has announced that Martin Woodbridge has joined the company as Installation Manager and Neil Stuart has joined as Product Manager Milling for the North of England.
Airbus Group has made three key management changes at its Airbus Helicopters and Airbus Defence and Space Divisions as well as its Aerolia subsidiary.
Balfour Beatty Engineering Services (BBES) has created a new Chief Operating Officer role to strengthen its national leadership team.
The Motorsport Industry Association (MIA) has appointed a new business development director to strengthen its Motorsport to Defence initiative. Nick Wills, OBE joins the MIA to help enhance connections for motorsport companies within the defence sector, open new avenues for creating business partnerships and maximise business opportunities.
Plessey Semiconductors, has announced a key appointment as it gears up to grow global sales of its innovative, new LED technology.
Jaguar Land Rover and WMG, at the University of Warwick, have appointed Professor David Greenwood as the Jaguar Land Rover Professorial Chair in Advanced Propulsion Systems for the National Automotive Innovation Campus.
Airbus has promoted Rafael Alonso to the newly created position of President, Airbus Latin America and Caribbean Region. Alonso is responsible for all Airbus commercial activities and customer relations in more than 40 countries. Alonso will report to John Leahy, Airbus Chief Operating Officer, Customers.
Thorite, the UK distributor of pneumatic products and process systems, has appointed Ken Stuart (54) to the position of Key Account Manager for customers based in the North Yorkshire, Teesside and Durham areas.
Xavier Genaux has been appointed as Global Sales and Marketing Manager for precision engineering and cold forming specialist Dawson Shanahan.
Power and automation giant ABB has appointed Anders Gullerfelt as general manager for its UK Grid Systems business. Gullerfelt joins ABB UK from ABB Contracting Co, Saudi Arabia, where he was Regional Operations Manager, Eastern Region.
The Royal Academy of Engineering has announced the appointment of Professor Alan Kemp as the first Fraunhofer UK/RAEng research chair at the University of Strathclyde.
Defence industry veteran Stephen Henwood has been appointed chair of the Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI) a joint government and industry initiative that will see industry and government invest over £2 billion in aerospace research and development (R&D) over the next seven years.
WSP has appointed Julie Carrier to head up its fast growing rail business.
Allan McArtor - currently chairman of Airbus Americas - ha become Chairman and CEO of Airbus Group, following the resignation of Sean O’Keefe who has elected to step down in order to address injuries sustained in a 2010 aircraft accident.
Aker Solutions has appointed David Currie as head of its UK business to help lead the company’s expansion in a key market. Currie comes from FMC Technologies, where he has since 1985 held various positions, most recently as director of global subsea operations.
Cab Automotive Ltd has announced the appointment of Richard Semmens as its new managing director. Semmens joins from the successful Caparo Group of Companies where he was Managing Director of the fasteners division. Prior to Caparo he was MD of Trelleborg Industrial where he worked for over 10 years. Semmens will be reporting to the Cabauto Group Board and will be responsible for taking Cab Automotive Ltd to the next stage of its evolution.
The Made in the Midlands (MIM) trade body has welcomed David Wright as its non-executive chairman, a new role which is expected to add huge benefits to the organisation and it’s membership. Wright was formerly head of operations at the Morgan Motor Company, chief executive when the Manufacturing Advisory Service launched in the West Midlands and is currently Director, Strategic Developments at Coventry University. His new role will include chairing the Made in the Midlands AGM and council ...