Appointments

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Richard Ormandy joins Evolito as Director of Operations

  Evolito, the world-leading pioneer of electric motors for the aerospace industry, has appointed Richard Ormandy as Director of Operations, with the support of Upscale Partners.   Richard brings a wealth of experience in leading the scale-up of aerospace manufacturing operations and bringing new products to market, with a track record of working with leading organisations such as BAE, Airbus, and Leonardo.   This marks the latest of several key appointments Evolito has made to its leadership team, in partnership with Upscale Partners.  Richard joins Mukesh Patel as Chief Engineer, Simon Wright as Director of Programme Management, and James Wilby as Head of IT.   Upscale Partners is committed to supporting companies in the transition towards net zero and a more sustainable future.  Click here to read more about our experience in this space....

James Wilby joins Evolito as Head of IT

  Upscale Partners is excited to announce that we have supported Evolito, the world-leading pioneer of electric motors for aerospace industry, with the appointment of James Wilby as Head of IT.   James joins from Cauldwell Marine, where he was IT Director and, in addition to his startup experience, he brings a track record in IT leadership roles for large automotive and engineering organisations including GKN, JLR, and RLC.   Upscale Partners is partnering with Evolito to build their leadership team and this marks the third key appointment, joining Mukesh Patel as Chief Engineer and Simon Wright as Director of Programme Management.   For another example of our Engineering leadership appointments, please see Chris Woolley, Engineering Director at YASA....

James Falla joins Indra as COO

  Upscale Partners is excited to announce that we have supported Indra Renewable Technologies, one of the UK's fastest growing electric vehicle charging manufacturers, with the appointment of James Falla as COO.   James brings a wealth of experience in scaling manufacturing and engineering operations for large international organisations such as GKN and TRW.  More recently, as COO of Ceres Power, he supported the scale up of operations to mass production, growing the market valuation from £10m to over £1bn.   We look forward to seeing what they achieve as a team in the next step of their journey.   For examples of our other operational leadership appointments please see Graeme Cook, MD at YASA and Richard Firmstone, Operations Director at YASA....

Scott Barnes joins YASA as Head of Programmes

Upscale Partners has supported YASA, the world-leading pioneer of electric motors for the automotive industry, now owned by Mercedes, with the appointment of Scott Barnes as Head of Programmes.   Scott joins from Ricardo and brings a wealth of experience leading technical and commercial programmes for automotive, military and off-highway customers, as well as operating as a key member of the leadership team that led the growth of the overall business.   Scott joins a world-class leadership team, of which Upscale Partners has supported the appointments of the Marketing Director, Managing Director, Chief Engineer and Operations Director....

Richard Firmstone joins YASA as Operations Director

Upscale Partners has supported YASA, the world-leading pioneer of electric motors for the automotive industry, now owned by Mercedes, with the appointment of Richard Firmstone as Operations Director.   Richard joins from Jaguar Land Rover where he held a leadership role, responsible for manufacturing excellence.  He brings an extensive track record in automotive manufacturing from market leading, global companies.   Richard joins a world-class leadership team, of which Upscale Partners has supported the appointments of the Marketing Director, Managing Director, Chief Engineer and Head of Programmes...