Paul Stein, director ofÂ research and technology at Rolls-Royce, has been named chief technology officer of the power and propulsion systems manufacturing firm.
Rolls-Royce said ThursdayÂ thatÂ Stein will report directly to CEO Warren East and will help align the company’s technology investments with its business strategy in his new role.
Stein joined the companyÂ in 2010 as chief scientific officer after he served as director general of science and technology at the U.K.Â defense ministry.
He previouslyÂ held the role ofÂ managing director at Roke Manor Research when it was still owned by Siemens.
Stein also supportedÂ Siemens’ strategic initiativesÂ as a former member of the global industrial comglomerate’s executive management board in the U.K.