Rolls-Royce has appointed Tom Bell as President and CEO of Rolls-Royce North America, a post he will hold alongside his current position as President – Defense. The appointment follows the decision of Marion Blakey to retire at the end of June after serving a three-year term.
Chief executive Warren East said: “I am pleased to announce that Tom Bell will be leading the North American region. Our business in North America has gone from strength to strength and serves some of our largest customers. To support our ambitions in the region, we have made significant investments including at our facility in Indianapolis, where we are currently undertaking the largest single investment that Rolls-Royce has made in the US since we acquired the former Allison Engine Company over 20 years ago.”