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Barden Corporation UK appoints new Managing Director


Schaeffler subsidiary, The Barden Corporation (UK) Ltd, has appointed Mr Jon Everett as its new Managing Director.

Jon Everett takes over leadership of the Plymouth-based company from former Managing Director, Mr Ian Burnage. Jon's leadership commences at a critical time as he will steer the company through the next important phase of its ambitious growth plans, which include developing new business in the global aerospace market.

As part of the super precision division of leading automotive and industrial supplier Schaeffler, The Barden Corporation (UK) Ltd specialises in the design and manufacture of high precision rolling bearings and integrated bearing assemblies for complex or critical applications in industries such as the aerospace, defence, medical and high performance pump sectors. Bearings for these sectors have to withstand harsh conditions: extreme temperatures, demanding load profiles and high speeds and can be custom engineered for specific applications.

Jon Everett commented: I am delighted to be appointed Managing Director at Barden UK. We have ambitious strategic growth plans that include a focus on re-engaging with our existing customer base and developing new business in the international aerospace markets, particularly from Europe, China and Asia-Pacific. We'll also be looking at completely new markets where we believe Barden's core engineering capabilities and expertise will be required.

Over the last few years, Barden UK has focused heavily on improving its internal operations, value streams and supply chain management. Now these plans are in progress, we need to focus externally and engage more with our existing customers and identify new business opportunities, he added.

Mr Jon Everett, Managing Director of The Barden Corporation (UK) Ltd

Prior to Barden, Jon served in the British Army for 18 years (including service with Commando forces) before working for the UK Foreign Office in the Far East. He served as Managing Director of Ultra Electronics Middle East, and was appointed Managing Director of Ultra Electronics PMES in the UK in 2011.

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