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Alan Wood

After 12 years as chief executive of Siemens plc, Jurgen Gehrels is stepping down to take on the role of non-executive chairman. He will be succeeded as chief executive by Alan Wood, at present group managing director of Siemens plc.

Ray Roberts

Sterling Hydraulics has a new managing director: Ray Roberts has over 30 years experience in engineering and has served on the finance and executive committees of the BFPA and been chairman of the steering group of the fluid power centre at Bath University.

Steve Newton

Steve Newton has been appointed as Operations Manager of Schaevitz Sensors. He has 25 years experience in the electronics industry and will be responsible for all manufacturing, engineering, customer service and quality management functions of the business.

Martin Jones

The latest addition to Hepco’s Factored Products Division is Martin Jones. His role will combine sales and technical advice, helping customers to choose their optimal system.