Chris Edwards to Join Doncasters Group as Reward and Benefit Manager for the UK and Europe

26 March 2014, Burton-Upon-Trent, UK — Doncasters Group today announced the appointment of Chris Edwards as Reward and Benefits manager. Mr Edwards will be taking over from the current Reward and Benefits Manager, Charles Lubek, who retires at the end of this month.

As part of the new European HR Management structure, Mr Edwards will report to Emma Pugh, Director of HR – UK and Europe. Janet Grimes, Pensions and Payroll Manager, will report to Mr Edwards for all pensions related work.

Mr Edwards has extensive experience in all aspects of Reward and Benefit management including bonus scheme implementation, reward strategy, pensions, pay review management and job evaluation and benchmarking.

Prior to joining Doncasters, Mr Edwards was Reward Specialist for NFU Mutual and Insurance where he supported the HR Director and Head of HR. As Reward Specialist his responsibilities included reward strategy review, benchmarking, annual pay review and negotiating with benefit suppliers to deliver cost savings to the business. Previous to this, Mr Edwards was a senior Reward Advisor for Severn Trent Water where he worked in partnership with the business and HR team to deliver the reward strategy.

Ms Pugh commented, “We look forward to welcoming Chris to the Doncasters Group and the Doncasters Human Resources team. He brings a tremendous amount of experience and enthusiasm to the role. His previous work as a Reward Specialist has given him the balance of skills to guide and offer support to our Management teams regarding pay, benefits and pensions.

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About The Doncasters Group:
The Doncasters Group is a leading international manufacturer of performance and tolerance critical engineering components for a variety of end market applications. Core manufacturing processes include precision casting, forging, fabrication, machining and production of superalloys. Key products include turbine airfoils, rings & casings, structural castings, compressor airfoils, combustion components and fabrications & exhausts for application in gas turbine engines, aerostructures and components for airframe applications, compressor and turbine wheels for the specialty turbocharger market, and ranges of fastenings for construction, industrial, truck, recreational and military markets. The company offers well-developed supply chain integration solutions, delivering complex assemblies and engine-ready components to its customers. Doncasters currently employs approximately 5,000 people in over 20 sites across the UK, Continental Europe, USA, China and Mexico. The Group has institutionalised lean manufacturing and Six Sigma principles throughout its operations.