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Capula appoints new Managing Director

Posted on 09 June 2022

Capula appoints new Managing Director

• Industrial control, automation and digital systems integrator Capula appoints new
Managing Director following retirement of Dave Pickles
• Having previously held the role of Business Development Director, Simon Coombs joins
Capula from global technology services firm Accenture
• Sharing thanks to Dave Pickles for the strength of pipeline up to 2025 and development
of delivery of digital strategy as part of Capula’s continued growth ambitions

Following 3 years of service at Staffordshire based Capula, and over 44 years in the automation
and control business, Dave Pickles has announced his retirement and we are pleased to
welcome Simon Coombs as Managing Director commencing 1st June 2022.
Having previously held the role of Business Development Director at Capula, Simon is a familiar
face to many of our customers and employees and will be bringing his wealth of experience from
his role at the global technology services firm Accenture to support Capula’s continued growth
ambitions.

Commenting on his return, Simon 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.

I would like to extend my thanks to Dave for his support as I am embedded back into the
business, and I am so excited to be working with such a great team again”.

With over 35 years’ experience working with energy and asset-intensive industries, Simon brings
a wealth of experience from the delivery of a range of digital, IT and Operational Technology
programmes and will be focused on the continued delivery of customer excellence as part of
Capula’s growth vision.

Having began his career as a nuclear, automation and power systems engineer, Simon has held
leadership roles that span operational, delivery and sales and will be committed to building on
Capula’s trusted experience, capability and reputation in the energy sector.

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