Rolls-Royce has shaken up the management of its industrial power operation following the group’s reorganisation and the impending departure of Richard Maudslay as its managing director.
Maudslay has resigned to look for new opportunities outside Rolls-Royce and will leave on 1 July. The company would not be drawn on whether the sale of boiler manufacturer International Combustion would be concluded before then.
Paul Heiden, finance director of the aerospace group, takes Maudslay’s place as head of the newly restructured company.
Mike McKeon, finance director of beverage packaging at Carnaud Metalbox, will fill Heiden’s shoes in August.
Rolls-Royce Nuclear Engineering will also see a new managing director with the arrival of Bob Sunerton, currently managing director of Rolls-Royce Industrial and Marine Power.
Sunerton replaces Tony Roulstone who will move to the aerospace group as director of business development and performance.
* Energis has made Christopher Burke its director of network operations and engineering. He comes from Nortel, where he was group account director.
Ian Gibson, managing director and chief executive of Nissan Motor Manufacturing, is to take the additional role of managing director for Nissan’s Barcelona plant.
West Instruments, the Brighton-based instrumentation company, has appointed Robert Jelski as its managing director.
The new chairman at BP, following David Simon’s appointment as minister for trade and competitiveness, will be Peter Sutherland, formerly deputy chairman, and currently chairman and managing director of Goldman Sachs.
Sutherland, who has been director general of GATT and the WTO, will continue the non-executive role vacated by Lord Simon.
Alan Rudge, deputy chief executive of BT, is to add to his list of high profile directorships and become an executive chairman of consultant engineer WS Atkins, working one to two days a week.
T&N has appointed David Nash as president of Glacier Vandervell, the engine bearings manufacturer. He follows Jim Davis, who has left T&N to follow new challenges. Kevin Thomas, director and general manager of T&N automotive sealing company Coopers Payen, becomes human resources director of T&N’s Piston Products group.
Thomas is followed by Paul Moreton, who joins from ACL Gasket in Australia, where he was general manager.
Cesar Cesarotto has been appointed president of Nortel’s Enterprise Networks Europe following the retirement of Jacques Berube. Cesarotto was formerly president and chief operating officer of Matra Communications, a joint venture between Nortel and Lagardere group.