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R&B Switchgear Group super-charges its team with 14 new hires


R&B Switchgear Group has bolstered its team with fourteen new hires as the company seeks to create a focused, high-performing culture, primed for a new era of growth.

The talented new recruits have been appointed in response to soaring enquiries & landmark contract wins and will support the businesses growing finance, operations, engineering, project management and CAD departments.

Mohsin Nawaz joins as Group Financial Controller and brings with him 10 years of industry experience. He will take on a strategic role, using data & insights to drive growth across R&B’s global network which spans the UK, USA and APAC regions.

The company’s engineering department has also undergone an exciting transformation following a nation-wide campaign to attract the industry’s top talent.

Among the newly appointed experts are Paul Casanove who brings a wealth of testing experience from Siemens, Mike Hardy who joins from Anord Mardix, Alison Rhodes starts in a newly created Operations Coordinator role, and Lukasz Rudnicki who will bolster the Group’s electrical design capability.

In Scotland, Robbie McMillan will build on R&B’s stellar marine credentials, drawing on his training with the Ministry of Defence and, V.Ships, Scott Ritchie brings 5 years’ experience with Terasaki and Jordan McDonagh returns having acquired industry insights from Schneider and Anord Mardix.

The company’s retrofit and Whipp & Bourne expertise has also been super-charged with two key hires. Heath Horton brings 13 years’ experience from legacy manufacturer, Hawker Siddeley and David Billington returns as Technical Project Manager to help diversify the existing heritage offering.

Managing Director, Mark Beswick said: “This is a historic moment for R&B Switchgear Group, and we are delighted to welcome so many skilled experts into our ranks as we set the foundations for the future.

“As specialists in our field, we strive to engineer bespoke solutions for our clients. Every project we work on is unique, which is why we need to attract unique talent and nurture the unique skills within our team.

“We are excited about the potential to grow our service offer and embrace new ideas & new technology to ensure we remain at the fore-front of our industry.”

This strategic expansion comes as the company celebrates landmark project wins with new and existing clients, including the UK Atomic Energy Authority, TESCO, the NHS, TATA Steel, Royal Caribbean, and P&O UK.

Newly appointed Project Manager, Robbie McMillan commented: “The vision and potential of the R&B Group of companies is hugely exciting to me. With a legacy spanning more than 35 years, the business has evolved a great deal over the course of its history – and it continues to tackle new technical challenges and set new industry benchmarks.

“I look forward to joining the team and working towards a bright, bold future for the business and its people.”

For further details on how you can embark on an exciting career with R&B Switchgear Group, please get in touch at careers@rbswitch.com.