Siemens has announced the appointment of Steve Jones as head of UK Aerospace.
According to Siemens, Jones will drive the implementation of the its strategy for the UK Aerospace sector, assisted by a team of three executives.
His responsibilities will include working with existing strategic customers on the specification of Siemens’ industrial technology solutions, as well as developing relationships with new corporate partner companies.
He is also tasked with representing Siemens within wider aerospace sector forums, including the Aerospace Growth Partnership where he already sits on the manufacturing working group committee.
Jones commented: “Siemens has a long standing presence within this important sector and this will continue as we seek to enhance our technology and service offering so our aerospace clients continually benefit from optimised manufacturing performance and increased productivity.
“The acknowledged and growing importance of digitalisation and automation as strategic tools to unlock operational efficiencies and drive productivity gains, means we are well placed to offer the type and range of solutions that the highly competitive aerospace industry is seeking.”
Brian Holliday, managing director, Digital Factory at Siemens UK & Ireland, said: “The Aerospace sector is an important component of British manufacturing and of global significance to Siemens.
“Enabling productivity through innovation is the key challenge we are addressing and through this senior appointment, Steve Jones brings the industry expertise, technology insight and people connections that will help us create more value add for our aerospace customers.”
Jones has more than 25 years of experience in engineering, and over 12 years at Siemens. He previously held the role of key account manager for UK Aerospace at Siemens.