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Banks to run Siemens' Integrated Drive Systems in the UK

07 March, 2018

Siemens UK & Ireland has appointed Phil Banks to be head of strategy for its Integrated Drive Systems (IDS) business. As part of his new role, he will be responsible for developing and implementing a business strategy to drive further growth for IDS.

Banks joined Siemens in 2014, as product manager of its large drives business, before becoming business development manager for IDS in 2017. Earlier in his career, he worked for engineering companies including Flender Power Transmission (now part of Siemens), Fenner Power Transmission, Schneider Electric, Gefran and ABB.

In his new role, Banks will take responsibility for delivering the IDS strategy across Siemens’ Digital Factory (DF) and Process & Drives (PD) divisions, including leading the IDS team and collaborating with the DF and PD sales teams.

“I am delighted to have been appointed to head up the Siemens UK & Ireland IDS strategic offering,” he says. “I look forward to further developing the answers our customers are looking for around drive systems and how Siemens’ ‘one stop shop’ for entire drive trains can play a key role for them. Our customers face challenges around digitalisation adoption and adhering to new standards and, whether for process applications or in the discrete industries, only the consistent integration into the entire production environment is the answer for future-proofed drive applications.

Phil Banks: customers are facing digitalisation challenges

Brian Holliday, managing director of Siemens Digital Factory UK, predicts that Banks “will prove instrumental in developing and implementing our IDS business strategy across important industrial markets, and enable our customers to derive even more value going forward.”

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