Changing roles at RK International

Dick Aldrich will be focusing on developing the range of grinding machines offered by RK International Machine Tools

RK International Machine Tools has announced changes to its management team, with Simon Rood stepping up to the position of director and general manager, following the decision by sales director Dick Aldrich to reduce his work commitments.

“Dick has been a major part of the team at RK International Machine Tools Ltd and has greatly contributed to its growth over the years,” says John Schwarz, managing director of the Erith, Kent-based company.

“Following his request to reduce his work commitments and responsibilities effective from March 2018, this is a perfect time to enhance Simon’s role within the business. Dick will remain very active within the business as a director, and the company’s new structure will also allow Dick to focus on expanding RK International’s grinding product portfolio, prior to taking retirement in 2020.”

Simon Rood has been promoted to the role of director and general manager at RK International Machine Tools

Simon Rood has worked closely with the management team since joining RK International Machine Tools in February 2010 and has demonstrated his strong market awareness, people skills and commitment to the company, which the directors feel are essential to the new position.

Reporting directly to John Schwarz, Simon’s new role will supervise the efforts of the management team and be responsible for directing their efforts, taking RK International Machine Tools into 2020 and beyond. A new sales manager will be recruited to take on Simon’s previous responsibilities within the company.

RK International Machine Tools Ltd
Tel: 01322 447611

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