22 February 2013
Appointment of Regional Managing Director for Europe, Middle East and Africa
Aggreko plc announces the appointment of David Taylor-Smith MBE as a Director of the Company, responsible for Europe, Middle East and Africa, with effect from 11 March 2013.
David, who is 51, worked for G4S plc between 1998 and 2012, most recently in the role of Chief Operating Officer and Regional Chief Executive of UK, Ireland and Africa. At G4S, he was responsible for revenues of £2.4 billion, £200 million of profit and 155,000 people working in 33 countries, including 27 countries in Africa.
Prior to this, he worked for Securicor and Jardine Matheson in Hong Kong. After university he served as a British Army officer in Northern Ireland, Germany, England and Cyprus with the United Nations. He has sat on the board of several charities including the World Wildlife Fund-UK.
Commenting on the appointment, Rupert Soames, Chief Executive, said "we are delighted that David will be joining Aggreko. He brings with him a wealth of international experience and has proved his ability to build and manage very large businesses."
Rupert Soames / Angus Cockburn
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Neil Bennett / Tom Eckersley
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Aggreko plc is the world leader in the supply of temporary power and temperature control solutions. Aggreko employs over 6,000 people operating from 165 locations. In 2011 we served customers in about 100 countries, and had revenues of approximately £1.4bn (USD $2.2bn or Euros €1.7bn). Aggreko plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange (AGK.L), is a member of the FTSE 100 index, and is headquartered in Scotland. For more information, please visit the company website at www.aggreko.com
Aggreko provides power and temperature control solutions to customers who need them either very quickly, or for a short or indeterminate length of time. Examples would be the supply of power to an industrial site which needs to service its permanent power supply, supplying a whole city in times of power shortage, or providing a major sporting event with power and cooling systems. We serve our customers either through our 165 service centres, which we call the Local Business, or globally through our International Power Projects business.
In the Local business, which accounts for about half of our revenues, we hire our equipment to customers, who then operate it for themselves, although we retain responsibility for servicing and maintaining it. In the International Power Projects business, which also accounts for about half of our revenues, we operate as a power producer. We install and operate power plants and we charge our customers both for providing the generating capacity, and for the electricity we produce. We design and manufacture equipment specifically for these requirements in our factory in Dumbarton, Scotland.
Aggreko was the exclusive supplier of temporary power to the London 2012 Olympics, and we also provide power to national grids in around 50 countries including Indonesia, Bangladesh, Angola, Kenya, Venezuela, Chile, Brazil and the USA.