Capula, a Staffordshire-based industrial control, automation and digital systems integrator, has named its new managing director.

Simon Coombs brings more than 35 years' experience working with energy and asset-intensive industries, having recently held a position at global technology services firm Accenture.

Coombs was also previously a business development director at Capula.

He said: "I am so pleased to be returning back to Capula and am excited to support its growth ambitions in the delivery of digital services to complex operational technology and digitalisation programmes.

"Capula is a well trusted and respected digital services provider in industrial systems integration, and I am joining a business that has a strong pipeline up to 2025 and is already progressing in delivering its digital strategy."

Coombs succeeds Dave Pickles, who has retired following three years of service at Capula and more than 44 years in the automation and control business.

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