Barden Corporation UK appoints new Managing Director

Schaeffler subsidiary, The Barden Corporation (UK) Ltd, has appointed Mr Jon Everett as its new Managing Director.

PLYMOUTH UK, November 22, 2016. Jon Everett takes over leadership of the Plymouth-based company from former Managing Director, Mr Ian Burnage. Jon’s leadership commences at a critical time as he will steer the company through the next important phase of its ambitious growth plans, which include developing new business in the global aerospace market.

Mr Jon Everett, Managing Director of The Barden Corporation (UK) Ltd.

As part of the super precision division of leading automotive and industrial supplier Schaeffler, The Barden Corporation (UK) Limited specialises in the design and manufacture of high precision rolling bearings and integrated bearing assemblies for complex or critical applications in industries such as the aerospace, defence, medical and high performance pump sectors. Bearings for this sector have to withstand harsh conditions: extreme temperatures, demanding load profiles and high speeds and can be custom engineered for specific applications.

Jon Everett commented: “I am delighted to be appointed Managing Director at Barden UK. We have ambitious strategic growth plans that include a focus on re-engaging with our existing customer base and developing new business in the international aerospace markets, particularly from Europe, China and Asia-Pacific. We’ll also be looking at completely new markets where we believe Barden’s core engineering capabilities and expertise will be required.”

“Over the last few years, Barden UK has focused heavily on improving its internal operations, value streams and supply chain management. Now these plans are in progress, we need to focus externally and engage more with our existing customers and identify new business opportunities,” he added.

Prior to Barden, Jon served in the British Army for 18 years (including service with Commando forces) before working for the UK Foreign Office in the Far East. He served as Managing Director of Ultra Electronics Middle East, and was appointed Managing Director of Ultra Electronics PMES in the UK in 2011.

About Barden
The Barden Corporation (UK) Ltd is a recognised world leader in super precision bearing systems. For more than 70 years, Barden has built on its unrivalled manufacturing expertise and its ability to design bespoke engineering solutions for a variety of difficult applications. The company offers an extensive range of super precision bearings for a variety of applications, including aerospace, turbomolecular pumps, medical instruments, machine tool and motorsport. As part of the Schaeffler Group, Barden UK holds an enviable position alongside sister manufacturing plants around the world.

 About Schaeffler
The Schaeffler Group is a leading global integrated automotive and industrial supplier. The company stands for the highest quality, outstanding technology, and strong innovative ability. The Schaeffler Group makes a key contribution to “Mobility for tomorrow” with high-precision components and systems in engine, transmission, and chassis applications as well as rolling and plain bearing solutions for a large number of industrial applications. The technology company generated sales of approximately EUR 13.2 billion in 2015. With around 85,000 employees, Schaeffler is one of the world’s largest family companies and, with approximately 170 locations in over 50 countries, has a worldwide network of manufacturing locations, research and development facilities, and sales companies.

Caroline Evans
Marketing Executive,
The Barden Corporation (UK) Ltd, Plymouth, UK
Tel. +44 (0) 1752 725531
email: [email protected]