Coolbrook appoints Nigel Pearce as Head of Manufacturing and Supply Chain
January 10, 2023
Coolbrook, a transformational technology and engineering company, has today announced the appointment of Nigel Pearce to the position of Head of Manufacturing and Supply Chain.
Pearce previously worked at Rolls-Royce where he held a number of positions in his 33-year career at the company, most recently Head of Manufacturing Engineering, and he joins Coolbrook with extensive knowledge and experience in the development of gas turbine technology.
At Coolbrook, Pearce will lead the company’s manufacturing team, overseeing the planning, coordination, and performance of its processes. He will also be responsible for developing new and existing relationships with suppliers and optimising the procurement of materials and technology needed for Coolbrook to meet its production timeline.
As an engineer who joined Rolls-Royce at the start of his career, Pearce will be an inspirational figure for his team and the wider company. He is renowned for his global leadership roles in manufacturing process development, digital manufacturing, and series production. Pearce has set up new world-class factories and seen multiple products through their entire lifecycle, from ramp up and readiness to manufacture and retirement.
Commenting on his appointment, Pearce said: “I am very excited to join a forward looking, technology-based company that is determined to make a massive impact on decarbonisation — an objective that resonates with my own values. My manufacturing skills and knowledge will help to drive the aggressive timeline that Coolbrook has set itself to bring that impact into reality with efficient processes and products.”
Named Tech Champion 2022 in the Manufacturing category by The Financial Times, Coolbrook Oy is a transformational technology and engineering company on a mission to decarbonise major industrial sectors like petrochemicals and chemicals, iron and steel, and cement. Coolbrook's revolutionary rotating technology combines space science, turbomachinery and chemical engineering to replace burning of fossil fuels across all major industrial sectors. The technology has two main applications: RotoDynamic Reactor (RDR) to reach 100% CO2 free olefin production, and RotoDynamic Heater (RDH) to provide carbon-free process heating to iron and steel, cement and chemicals production. For more information, please visit www.coolbrook.com
“Nigel’s three decades at Rolls-Royce are testament to his talent, vision, and leadership ability. It is an honour to have such an experienced figure join our team, and his genuine passion for transformational technology to reduce CO2 emissions makes him the perfect fit for his new role at Coolbrook as we power towards our goal of full commercial production by 2024.”