New General Manager appointed for Doncasters’ Bochum facility

7 October – Bochum, Germany Doncasters Group has today announced the appointment of Robert Frank as General Manager for it’s precision casting operation in Bochum, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, effective 1 November.

Robert commented: “I’m delighted to be given the opportunity to lead one of Doncasters Group’s largest facilities. Having already met a number of the management team I’m excited to help them build upon the excellent work they have done so far in developing valued partnerships with our customers in order to promote future growth.”

With significant experience in senior roles at Elster / Honeywell and most recently Siemens AG, Robert brings significant experience in leading complex manufacturing sites. Importantly, his background gives him an in-depth knowledge of the industries served by DPC Bochum, which specialises in the production of vacuum cast blades and vanes, as well as the superalloys used in their manufacture, for the aerospace and industrial gas turbine markets.

Simon Ward, Managing Director of Doncasters’ European division said: “We identified the potential for Bochum early in 2020 to grow our DS/SX castings and Mastermelt market positions.  Robert brings a wealth of experience and I’m excited by the potential that his leadership, rigour and lean principled approach brings to the business which will enable Bochum to achieve its full potential.

“I’m pleased to have been able to appoint someone with Robert’s experience to lead the team in Bochum, I look forward to working closely with him and welcome him to the Doncasters team.”