Bangalore, March, 27, 2013: QuEST Global Engineering, a leading pure play engineering services provider with headquarters in Singapore, today announced the appointment of Mr. Ian Stone as a new head of QuEST Global, UK Operations. After having successfully seeded, built and scaled QuEST’s Rolls-Royce relationship to make it the largest strategic relationship, with over 700 engineers supporting Rolls-Royce in Europe and North America, Ian Stone will now head QuEST Global’s UK operations as General Manager. His vast experience of having worked with engineering managers across Rolls-Royce, GE Aerospace, GKN, Magellan and others in the UK, gives Ian a unique advantage of knowing the requirements and expectations of the engineering fraternity, and how to meet their needs.
Ian has been deeply involved in building engineering teams that have supported QuEST’s customers in multiple work-streams as well as across the product development lifecycle.
In his new role, Ian’s charter will be to build delivery excellence in the UK to support the engineering needs of Rolls-Royce, Airbus, GKN, GE and others. He will oversee our operations across Derby, Filton, Fleet, Saltney and Yeovil as well as Weston-Super-Mare. Ian will also enable collaboration between UK operations and our other global operating units in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific.
Prior to joining QuEST, Ian completed a five-year apprenticeship at Rolls-Royce while working his way up the organisation to become a Specialist Service Engineer. He then went on to become a Partner and Operations Director of a subcontracting CNC Precision Engineering Company, which focussed on manufacturing a range of components for customers in the Defence, Medical, and Underground Detection industries and several other end-users.
Following this he took on the role of Engineering Manager with a medical devices OEM manufacturing Patient Handling Equipment. Here he led and managed a multi-disciplinary team of Senior Engineers, Engineers and Technicians evenly split through Design, Test/ Development, Production and Facility functions.
Mr. Ajay Prabhu, COO, QuEST Global Engineering said, “I am honoured to welcome on board Ian Stone and I am sure under his able leadership the company shall achieve success and set new standards in the industry. We are extremely excited about this appointment and look forward to gaining from his rich industry experience”
Ian joined QuEST in 2003 as a ‘Technical Support Manager’. He then moved in to a business development role, and has been leading the Rolls-Royce relationship globally. Ian will transition from his current role during the month of March 2013 and take charge as the General Manager QuEST Global UK Operations from April 1st 2013.
QuEST management would like to congratulate Ian and wish him the very best in his new role as well as a prosperous and long term career with the company.
For more than 20 years, QuEST Global has been a trusted global product engineering and lifecycle services partner to many of the world’s most recognized companies in the Aerospace & Defense, Automotive, Energy, Hi-Tech, Medical Devices, Rail and Semiconductor industries. With a presence in 13 countries, 55 global delivery centers and 11,450+ personnel, QuEST Global is at the forefront of the convergence of the mechanical, electronics, software and digital engineering innovations to engineer solutions for a safer, cleaner and sustainable world. QuEST Global’s deep domain knowledge and digital expertise help its clients accelerate product development and innovation cycles, create alternate revenue streams, enhance consumer experience and make manufacturing processes and operations more efficient.
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