Mark Lesinski to lead Rolls-Royce Nuclear Services business

Friday, 18 October 2013

Rolls-Royce has appointed Mark Lesinski as President of its Nuclear Services business to accelerate further growth across the global nuclear services market.

Based in Rochester, NY, Mark will be responsible for the strategic direction and global expansion of Rolls-Royce nuclear services business. Mark has over 37 years' experience across the nuclear lifecycle spanning operational plant through to decommissioning. He has worked at more than 15 commercial nuclear power plants in the US and at other facilities and organisations including the Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site in Colorado, USA, various roles at Magnox South in the UK (Energy Solutions) culminating in Managing Director and most recently, Chief Operating Officer at the UK's Nuclear Decommissioning Authority.

Jason Smith, Rolls-Royce, President - Nuclear, said: "Mark brings with him a wealth of knowledge and expertise and an enviable track record of accelerated change and focused customer delivery. I look forward to welcoming him to our business.

"We pride ourselves on our ability to drive operational and cost efficiencies for our customers through a comprehensive suite of nuclear services and specialist technologies. Mark's appointment underlines our continued and long-term commitment to the global nuclear services market."

Mark Lesinski said: "I am exceptionally pleased to be appointed as President - Nuclear Services and to return to the US to drive growth in North America and further afield. Rolls-Royce has some of the most technically advanced solutions in the market to help customers address complex operational challenges. I am proud to become part of it."

Mark will take up his appointment in January 2014.

  1. Rolls-Royce is a world-leading provider of power systems and services for use on land, at sea and in the air, and has established a strong position in global markets - civil aerospace, defence aerospace, marine and energy.
  2. As a result of this strategy, Rolls-Royce has a broad customer base comprising more than 300 airlines, 4,000 corporate and utility aircraft and helicopter operators, 160 armed forces, more than 4,000 marine customers, including 70 navies, and energy customers in more than 80 countries.
  3. Annual underlying revenue was $19.5* billion in 2012, of which more than half came from the provision of services. The firm and announced order book stood at $110.7 billion at 30 June 2013, providing visibility of future levels of activity
  4. Rolls-Royce employs over 45,000 people in offices, manufacturing and service facilities in over 50 countries. Over 14,000 of these employees are engineers.
  5. Rolls-Royce supports a global network of 28 University Technology Centres, which connect the company's engineers with the forefront of scientific research.
  6. The Group has a strong commitment to apprentice and graduate recruitment and to further developing employee skills.
  7. In North America, Rolls-Royce employs more than 9,300 people in 66 locations in 26 states and 7 sites in 6 Canadian provinces.  In the United States, Rolls-Royce employs more than 7,700 people in 26 states.
  8. Rolls-Royce supports a number of key phases of nuclear programs, including providing advice to governments and operators, supply chain management, and manufacturing and technical engineering support. The Group's nuclear services activity represents more than half of its civil nuclear business and includes support to operational reactors in 20 countries across Europe, North America and Asia.
  9. Rolls-Royce nuclear services business comprises expertise in:
    • specialist remote inspection services with facilities in the US, France and the UK
    • plant optimisation and obsolescent management services which serve every civil nuclear power utility in the US and Canada
    • engineering and design services with a manufacturing facility in Canada specialising in CANDU-type reactors and providing remote handling systems and tooling, and waste management equipment
    • instrumentation and control solutions, providing Plant Process Computers and Plant Monitoring Systems to 50% of all commercial power plants in the US.
  10. Rolls-Royce delivers wide-ranging capabilities across the nuclear cycle, from concept design to through-life support and life-extension. The Group's nuclear services activity represents more than 50% of its civil nuclear business and includes support to operational reactors in 20 countries across Europe, North America and Asia.
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