Siemens appoints George Giles to new head of environmental power role
Siemens has appointed George Giles to a newly created role as head of environmental power to strengthen the company’s offering in this market across all divisions of Siemens in the UK & Ireland.
Giles, who previously headed up Environmental Power and Oil & Gas across Siemens’ Process Industries & Drives and Digital Factory divisions, will lead a team focusing on developing sustainable and decentralised power generation solutions.
In a statement, Siemens said that the appointment is reflective of a wider change across the business to look at new ways to decarbonise and decentralise energy generation for its customers across industry.
The new team will concentrate on creating a more cohesive approach to environmental power plants using the company’s current solutions portfolio, consisting of energy from waste, biomass and anaerobic digestion.
‘Shift towards decentralised power generation’
Speaking about his appointment, Giles said: “To have sole focus on this market allows us to concentrate on what is right for UK industry.
“Siemens already has a wide portfolio in environmental power, however, this new structure will allow us to answer our customers’ demands for a more simplified and integrated solution which will help projects be delivered and commissioned on time as well as with significantly reducing operating costs.
“There is a current shift towards more sustainable and decentralised power generation and to be leading a team looking to redefine how we generate our power is something I’m really looking forward to.”
Mike Houghton, managing director, Process Industries & Drives, Siemens UK & Ireland, said: “We welcome George to his new role. His blend of experience, drive and strategic expertise makes him the ideal candidate to lead the team during an exciting period as we look to work ever closer with our valued customers and help to drive real change in the environmental power sector.”