Robin Russell Appointed Finance Director for Doncasters Shrewsbury

8 April 2014, Burton-upon-Trent, UK — Robin Russell has been appointed as Finance Director for Doncasters Shrewsbury according to an announcement from Brian Hoover, General Manager of the site. Mr Russell will be taking over from Lyndon Tomblin who will be leaving the business to pursue new career opportunities at the beginning of June.  Robin and Lyndon will work in tandem from 23 April to ensure a full handover of all responsibilities and a smooth transition for the Finance function at Doncasters Shrewsbury.

Prior to joining Doncasters Shrewsbury, Robin spent 8 years in a senior Finance role at Webasto Edscha Cabrio UK Ltd, a German owned automotive manufacturer with an annual turnover of €30 million. He successfully restructured their Finance function enabling the company to recover substantial overdue debts as well as implement cost savings activities in HR, Purchasing, Logistics and IT.

Previous to this, Robin was Finance Director for Eagle Pither Hillsdale Ltd, a US owned automotive specialising in the design and manufacture of crank shaft dampeners and NVH product applications, with a turnover of £13 million. In this role he successfully implemented changes to the finance department, improved finance communications with other parts of the business and supported the management team through the budgeting process.

He is a qualified management accountant and member of both CIMA and CGMA.

Brian Hoover, General Manager of Doncasters Shrewsbury, commented, “I’d like to take this opportunity to thank Lyndon for his efforts over the past 8 months at Shrewsbury and for the hard work and commitment he has shown to Doncasters during his 8 years of service. We look forward to welcoming Robin to the management team at Shrewsbury. His experience and expertise will be a considerable asset to the business as we work toward achieving our financial targets in 2014.”

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About Doncasters Shrewsbury:
Doncasters Aerospace Components based in Shrewsbury, England, is a market leading manufacturer of precision cast and forged nozzle guide vanes, turbine blades, turbine components and engine ready components for gas turbine derived engines. Serving the civil, industrial and military gas turbine markets, Doncasters Aerospace Components has invested in a variety of on-site CNC centres with a wide range of capabilities including machining, flat grinding, radial grinding, YAG laser and electro discharge machining. Doncasters Aerospace Components is a versatile manufacturer with a proven ability to transform a range of metals, including superalloys, into high performance precision components.

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.