Industrial automation and control systems specialist Yokogawa UK Ltd has appointed Simon Rogers as the company’s new Managing Director.

In his new role, Rogers will extend the company’s focus on process control and safety systems success in the oil and gas sector through an enhanced Aberdeen presence.

Furthermore, Rogers will further develop business in the chemicals industry and continue the recent order growth in Yokogawa’s world class field instrumentation, whilst also providing the engineering and life cycle support services essential to our customers.

Rogers, who joined the team in October, graduated from The Imperial College of Science and Technology with a first class degree in Chemical Engineering.

Rogers started his career as a Chemical Engineer in 1986, with KBC Process Technology helping its customers optimise oil refineries using the business’s pioneering refinery simulation software.  He then worked for ABB and later Honeywell, managing the implementation of state of the art advanced process control and on-line optimisation solutions in the oil, gas and petrochemical industries globally.

“I am proud to have joined Yokogawa, a company with a global reputation for leading edge industrial automation technology and warm-hearted staff,” Rogers said. 

“I am excited by the challenge of building on Yokogawa’s success in a wide variety of industries including oil, gas, chemical, pharmaceutical and power and help maintain Yokogawa’s close relationships with engineering companies and original equipment manufacturers. I am also looking forward to helping maximise the contribution to the UK and Ireland of Yokogawa’s broad-ranging activities in the areas of measurement, control, and information,” he concluded.

Rogers brings in depth experience from his previous roles as Director of Honeywell Hi-Spec Solutions and Chief Information Officer for KBC. He also has a wealth of knowledge in supply chain planning and optimisation solutions for the process industries. 

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