Gary Jacobson appointed Group Innovation Director

Gary Jacobson appointed Group Innovation Director

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Following the acquisition of Bifold, Gary Jacobson has been appointed to the position of Rotork Group Innovation Director. In this role Gary brings a wealth of experience and technical knowledge of products and markets relevant to Rotork.

Gary began working as an apprentice with Brown and Root, becoming a structural and design engineer and then commissioning manager on projects including Piper Bravo. Following this he managed the operations at four sites for BICC and Pirelli.

Gary has been the Managing Director of Bifold since 2002. During his time at Bifold, the company has grown 50% each year to become a leading designer and manufacturer of instrumentation for hazardous, corrosive and subsea environments.

At Rotork he will guide and oversee the development of new flow control products in all areas of the Group. Alongside the Group Innovation Director position he will retain his current role and responsibilities as General Manager of the Bifold Group.

Commenting on his appointment, Gary says: “Rotork already has leading edge technology and is extremely well positioned in the market. With the energy markets changing so quickly, this is an exciting time to be working for the company.”