This month Steve Scrimshaw will return to his native North East to take up a new role as UK Country Lead for the Power and Gas and Power Services divisions at Siemens plc.
After almost 10 years leading the UK Rail arm of the business supplying and servicing trains in large scale procurements on Thameslink and Eurostar, Steve has helped to position Siemens as a leading player in the rail industry. Steve will now return to the region to help support and grow the energy division.
Based in Newcastle, Steve will have responsibility for 2,500 employees spread over ten UK sites, including three large manufacturing facilities. One of the sites in this portfolio is the location where Steve started his career with C.A Parsons aged 16.
This new role will see him take charge of the divisions that build, service and maintain power stations and turbines around the world.
Steve Scrimshaw said:
“It’s a long time ago now, but I began my career on the C.A Parsons site in Newcastle as an apprentice in 1979 – the current business was acquired by Siemens in 1997. The apprenticeship at the time was second-to-none and gave me a fantastic and varied vocational training – I am pleased to see we are continuing to train and develop the next generation of apprentices in the North East.
“After several leadership positions in Siemens, I’m now returning to where it all began. It’s an incredibly exciting time to re-join the energy industry. We’ve seen dramatic changes in energy policy in recent years with the introduction of the UK Capacity Auction and the emergence of new entrants into the generation market. Our customers are demanding increasingly innovative ways to help them improve their power stations’ reliability and efficiency.
“At Siemens we have a wide ranging portfolio of energy solutions, turbines and service packages to suit our customers’ needs. In this new role I’ll be focusing on how we continue to support our customers as well as how we can pioneer digital technologies and continue our on-going work on skills and talent development. I’m delighted to be leading the team at such an interesting time and look forward to the challenge ahead.”