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Eaton Names Richard Jacobs President, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Hydraulics Business
Power management company Eaton has named Richard Jacobs president of the Hydraulics Business in Europe, Middle East and Africa.
In this role, Jacobs will continue to report to Bill VanArsdale, president, Hydraulics Group. He succeeds Astrid Mozes who has been named chief technology officer for Eaton’s Hydraulics Group.
“Ensuring the successful execution of the growth strategy in the Europe, Middle East and Africa region is critical,” said VanArsdale. “Rick’s global leadership experience and the growth he has brought to multiple businesses makes him ideally suited to lead this team.”
Jacobs has been the vice president and general manager of Filtration since 2008. Prior to that role, he was Eaton’s vice president, Supply Chain Management. Previously, Jacobs held a variety of leadership roles at companies including Knorr Bremse, Honeywell and General Electric.
Jacobs will be located in Morges, Switzerland. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical and industrial engineering and a master’s degree in industrial management from Clarkson University in New York.
Reading Scientific Services Ltd (RSSL) has appointed Sarah Marshall as its new Head of Consultancy Business, as a crucial step in the expansion of its Consultancy Department.
With 22 years’ experience of the food industry, Sarah brings a wealth of expertise to her new position from previous work in ingredients and process research for Cadbury, in food product development consultancy, and as RSSL’s Product and Ingredient Development laboratory manager.
RSSL has for years used its food sector expertise to provide specialist training and consultancy to the industry in areas such as food safety and product and ingredient development, as an enhancement to its analytical services. The growing Consultancy Department aims to provide valuable support and partnership to businesses from an industry expert perspective. Speaking about her new position leading the Department, Sarah said “RSSL supports many areas of the food industry with analytical and consultancy work. Having so many subject matter experts within the business, it is now my privilege to harness their combined expertise with food in order to better support our clients with an integrated service.”
SSP, the leading operator of food and beverage brands in travel locations worldwide, has appointed Simon Smith as CEO of SSP UK & Ireland.
Simon is currently managing director of WHSmith’s travel division and has a 20 year track record in retail. He began his career with Fenwicks before moving to Allders Department Stores and then Safeway, where he worked in both commercial and marketing roles. He joined the travel division of WHSmith in 2004 as trading director before being promoted to chief operating officer and, more recently, managing director.
Commenting on the appointment, Kate Swann, CEO of SSP said: “Simon has an excellent track record in travel retail. At WHSmith he was instrumental in driving growth and the expansion of the business internationally. His proactive leadership style will undoubtedly contribute much to the continuing success of our UK and Ireland business, and I’m delighted to welcome him to the team.”
Simon will join SSP in June and replace Mark Angela, who has been appointed to the new position of chief commercial officer for the Group.