Paul began his engineering career in the Automotive Industry as a Project Manager following an Electrical Technical Apprenticeship with the Rover Group. He then moved to an OEM for process equipment primarily focused on the metals industry working as an Project Engineering interface with all overseas projects. This led to numerous project management projects around the world delivering full turnkey solutions.
After working overseas for some years I returned to the UK and worked in developing industrial control solutions from the enterprise layer to the shop floor. This utilized new industrial control technologies such as Industrial communication networks and developing leading edge control concepts within the ICS environment.
Paul joined Siemens in 1997 as a Network Applications Engineer before becoming a Product Manager for industrial control systems and products. Paul then became the Business Unit manager for Data Services. This was a team within the Siemens organization responsible for the IIOT (Industrial Internet of Things) and Ind 4.0 via the Cloud based PaaS Mindsphere. This new business unit provides the cloud connection platform for Siemens products and services.
Paul also has engineering qualifications in Safety and is a certified TUV Safety Professional leading the engineering on safety systems and products for the Digital factory and Process drives Division. Paul has further experience and qualifications in Cyber Security and is now the ISS Business Manager (Industrial Security Services) and Product Solution and Security Officer for the same DI division. Paul also represents Siemens PLC for security within the UK’s NCSC ICS Working Group and provides an interface to other UK Government departments as when required.