Allied Electronics & Automation, a trading brand of RS Group plc (LSE: RS1), a global omni-channel provider of product and service solutions, recently welcomed a new Chief Information Officer, Jason Taylor. Jason will replace retiring CIO Andy Jackson.
Prior to joining Allied, Jason was the Vice President of Global Digital and Innovation at Gates Corporation. He brings a blend of keen business acumen and proven leadership, technology, systems implementation and relationship and stakeholder management experience developed over more than 20 years in roles of increasing responsibility in the tech industry to his new position.
In this role, Jason will develop and execute plans and strategies aimed at supporting, improving and expanding upon Allied’s Technology division, which is comprised of business intelligence & process automation, business application, web development and technology operations run by four fast-paced, high-performing Technology teams managed by RS Group’s Chief Technology Officer, Simon Ramskill. Jason will have a primary reporting line to Simon and will provide Allied President Ken Bradley with technology and innovation initiatives for the region. He will also be a member of the Americas Executive Leadership Team and Global IT Leadership Team.
“Allied and RS Group have an amazing culture, a burgeoning digital-first business model and a committed customer-centric mindset, so I am extremely proud to join this team and excited about my new role,” said Jason. “I am passionate about digital transformation. I have a vast amount of experience across the technology landscape and am looking forward to applying that experience to develop long- and short-term technology and operational strategies that support Allied’s continued innovation and digital transformation and scale for our long-term growth.”
“Hiring Jason as our new CIO and a member of our Americas Executive Leadership Team and Global IT Leadership Team further underscores our commitment to scaling our digital-first, customer-centric business model and expanding our footprint as a trusted, value-added technology solutions provider for customers and suppliers in the electronics and automation industries,” said Allied President Ken Bradley. “Jason’s experience, accomplishments and demonstrated passion for digital innovation have me very excited about the various opportunities on the horizon and I am glad to have him onboard to help us achieve our ambitious goals and advance our potential.”