Roke restructures R&D business - Embedded.com

Roke restructures R&D business

LONDON — The Siemens-owned Roke Manor Research organization has restructured its business operations.

“The new structure will position us to respond positively to the challenges and demands of an increasingly competitive and dynamic market,” said David Smith, Roke’s managing director. “Our recent customer surveys indicate that in terms of technical capability we have few peers in our markets. This re-organisation will enable us to deliver equally outstanding levels of customer service.”

Key to the restructure is Roke’s creation of three new board-level posts. David McDonald, who recently joined from SELEX communications, becomes business sector director. He will head up 12 new customer-focused business sectors covering Roke’s core areas of expertise from mobile infrastructure to enterprise solutions and from network monitoring to defence information systems.

Russell Taylor takes the position of projects director, responsible for ensuring all projects are delivered on time and to budget. Taylor was previously Roke’s senior project manager.

Steve Tindale, formerly senior operations manager at Roke, has been appointed engineering services director, responsible for ensuring resources are in place to meet changing customer needs. The company has also formed a new technology and innovation centre, comprising over 280 engineers.

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