Crestchic is pleased to announce the recent appointment of Jon Storer to the role of Technical Director. A chartered engineer with a wealth of experience, Jon will oversee and optimise the production, test and development facilities at the company’s site in Burton. 

Jon joins the team from Rolls Royce, where he was Chief of Manufacturing Engineering. During his eight years with the company, Jon managed the production of flight test and compliance engines from initial development into volume production, as well as overseeing the company’s global assembly facilities in the UK and New Product Introduction in Singapore and Germany. 

Prior to Rolls Royce, Jon spent 14 years at Siemens Oil Gas, holding a number of engineering management positions including production quality, logistics and operations.

Jon’s appointment comes at a time when Crestchic is expanding its manufacturing footprint by over 60%, adding an additional 2000 square meters to its current site. The new flagship factory will help to meet increased demand from the power reliability, renewables and data centre sectors. 

Speaking about his appointment, Jon commented “I’ve got a real passion for engineering. My Dad was an Engineer, and my Grandpa before him. I’m really excited to bring that passion to the role at Crestchic – especially in light of the forthcoming expansion of our manufacturing facilities. I’m really enjoying meeting the teams and working with them to build on their current successes by identifying incremental improvements that will allow us to be best in class when it comes to product safety, integrity and quality, as well as meeting customer expectations in terms of lead times.” 

Chris Caldwell, Managing Director at Crestchic added, “We are delighted to welcome Jon to the business and see tremendous value in his world class experience in managing production facilities for large blue chip companies. Jon will strengthen our engineering and production capabilities at an exciting time for the business, allowing us to upscale and meet growing customer demand.”