For more than a decade, OSyS has been a provider of asset optimization solutions to companies around the world. During that time, our company has grown into an organization of more than 430 employees worldwide.
Through the skills and expertise of our talented workforce, we have provided insight into our customer operations through the development of quality products and services. This has enabled our customers to balance the competing demands of cost, performance and compliance. OSyS’ global business allows us to work closely with our customers, providing the required support in their development. Our employees are based in the UK (Bristol and Derby), US (Washington DC, Houston, Indianapolis and San Diego), New Zealand and other locations where customer support needs to be local or even co-located.
Business Development Manager – Houston
As part of our global sales team I develop interest in our KMS software by working closely with our customers to understand their needs and matching them with our solutions. I graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a degree in Petroleum Land Management, and I also have a General Business degree from Berry College.
My interests include travel and bicycling.
Before joining OSyS, I was Director of Business Development for Oklahoma’s Cascade Disaster Response Company, and was Senior Business Development Manager for Lloyd’s Register Capstone Engineering.
I was the 2001 International Salesman of the Year during my role as International Account Manager for BP Microsystems, Inc. (based in Asia). I served as Technical Sales Representative at the Environmental Systems Company (ENSCO), and was Corporate Landman at Phillips Petroleum.
My proudest moment at OSyS was working with other colleagues to close sales with major oil and gas and petrochemical companies.
Assistant Finance Manager – Derby
As part of my job, I provide financial support to leaders, both within OSyS and Rolls-Royce, our parent company. I also ensure that the financial information we provide to our customers is correct and up-to-date.
I’m a Chartered Management Accountant. My interests include classic cars, motorcycles, gardening and gadgets.
I joined Rolls-Royce in 1996 and later started working with OSyS in 2000. At that time, OSyS was a small company. Seeing the business grow into what it is today has allowed me to use many skills across the company, as opposed to focusing on one area, which can happen in larger companies.
My proudest moment at OSyS was becoming a qualified accountant, which wouldn’t have been possible without the support of my peers and colleagues.
Data Supply Chain Analyst – Bristol
Each quarter, I’m responsible for the timely and accurate delivery of operation reports to two of our customers, whose fleet managers use these reports to analyze, enable trends and create flight forecasting patterns. The data I provide in these reports provides the right mix of technology and insight to our customers.
I have qualifications in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering from the British and Technology Education Council (BTEC). Obtaining this qualification resulted in my promotion from a Technical Assistant to an Analyst role.
I’m interested in computers, networks, aviation, football, rugby, swimming, traveling and warm weather.
My proudest moment at OSyS was obtaining my “BTEC” through a company-sponsored education course. Without OSyS, that would probably never have materialized
Head of Service Delivery – Forecasting and Lifing – Bristol
I manage a team of specialist engineering services professionals who deliver high-value decision support to our customers. Through regular contact with our customers, I also set the vision and roadmap for future product development and services.
I’m a Chartered Engineer and a member of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers. I hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Technology.
I’m keenly interested in technology and design, and I am a DIY enthusiast—tackling everything from car mechanics to making furniture and building works. I also enjoy outdoor activities, and I am a scout troop assistant.
Before my current role, I was Chief of Engineering for forecasting and planning products in OSyS. I was also a Service Support Manager at Rolls-Royce for one of their customers. At Rolls-Royce, I was also Manager of the Fluid Systems team, specializing in gas turbine, oil, fuel and heat management systems.
My proudest moment in OSyS was winning the 2007 Innovation Award for the Asset Risk Register.
Team Lead, PEHM Development – Bristol
My current role involves planning and organizing what software will be developed within my PEHM development team, focusing on the functionality that will provide the most benefit to our customers. I coordinate with other PEHM development teams to ensure a cohesive product release, and I monitor and report progress on our team goals. I hold a Master of Engineering degree in Software Engineering.
I began my career at OSyS as a Software Engineer, developing software for an engine monitoring unit. I subsequently progressed to a Senior Software Engineer role, working on a variety of products. I have recently moved to a more managerial position in which I still use my technical skills.
There area I am most proud of during my career in OSyS is explaining problems and finding solutions within product development. This has lead to delivering software that has really helped our customers, improve their operation, something that always provides me with a lot of satisfaction. And, of course, I am proud to have been promoted.
Product Manager, Fuel Management Solution – Derby
In my current role, I’m responsible for our Fuel Management Solution (FMS) product roadmap. This includes capturing, defining and prioritizing high-level business requirements from all our customers, and coordinating Management of Product User Groups and user group meetings. I also coordinate the activity involved in making sure that our products and services are created to meet our customers’ requirements.
I collaborate with our Customer Business team to support marketing opportunities and provide product demonstrations. I also ensure that news about FMS is distributed to the relevant persons.
I hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and a postgraduate diploma in Management Science. I am also a PRINCE 2 certified practitioner. My interests lie in change management and airline operations.
Before joining OSyS, I held other positions as Project Delivery Manager for XL Airways, IT Manager for Aviaservices, and Strategy Officer for SunMicrosystems (now part of Oracle).
My proudest moment at OSyS has been being part of the Fuel team (development, implementation, service, and customer business). We worked together to implement and release the FMS version 3.2 software. It’s great to play a part in bringing cutting-edge technology and insight to our customers.
Program Manager, Maintenance Management – Bristol
My role is to manage the Maintenance Management team, ensuring that we deliver the right products and services to our customers. By understanding our customers’ business, our team’s goal is to provide solutions that bring real value and are sustainable.
I am also responsible for working with others to understand and develop the strategy and direction of our Maintenance Management services, ensuring that we have the right mix of skills and abilities to meet our business goals.
I hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Information and Computing from Loughborough University. I’m a Maximo Certified Consultant, and I am ITIL Foundation certified. I also have certifications in PRINCE 2 Project Management and Oracle Database Administration.
I am married and have three children who take up a lot of my spare time. I enjoy sports and play football every Monday night with the Rolls-Royce apprentices in Bristol and swim with my son every Saturday morning. I am also a gamer and spend a fair amount of non-work time in front of a computer.
Working in the field of Maintenance Management has given me opportunities to work in a wide variety of industries, which has been very fulfilling. Some of my career highlights include being part of the Offshore Reliability Data (OREDA) working group representing AMOCO, and creating a risk-based maintenance schedule application for Marks and Spencer Retail Group, which allowed the business to see immediate positive results in their maintenance budget.
My proudest moment at OSyS was presenting to Rolls-Royce CEO John Rishton and the Rolls-Royce board on OSyS capabilities. I was also proud to have the Rotables service that we developed immediately recognized as a key Rolls-Royce service. Hearing back from the executive team about the value OSyS brings to Rolls-Royce was very satisfying.
Business Development Manager – Reston
I manage corporate acquisitions, acting as liaison between OSyS leadership, Rolls-Royce Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) department, and the management teams of target companies. As part of the acquisition process, I investigate company financial valuations and purchase price recommendations, and then report my findings to our leadership teams.
I hold a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Finance and International Business) from Villanova University and a Masters in Business Administration (International Business) from Georgetown University.
My interests include CrossFit training, travel, cooking and martinis.
I joined Rolls-Royce after university as a graduate trainee in the Finance Leadership Development Program (FLDP). After completing the FLDP, I accepted a manager role in Rolls-Royce Sales Finance – Aircraft Financing. There, I worked with the Civil Customer Business teams on campaigns in the Americas region, developing and negotiating financing packages.
My proudest moment at OSyS was closing the acquisition of Superstructure Group, a company known for its aviation safety solution and intense upside potential. Acquiring this business supports OSyS growth strategy and I was glad to be part of the process.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Paul has more than 10 years of experience with Rolls-Royce. Before taking on leadership of OSyS in May 2009, he served as Senior Vice President – Service Business Operations, responsible for Rolls-Royce TotalCare© and aftermarket services for the civil aerospace business.
Paul joined the Rolls-Royce Group in 1999 and worked with the Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) team until 2001. During that time, he supported M&A work for the Group’s energy, marine and civil aerospace businesses.
Between 2001 and 2007, Paul served in the role of Financial Controller for a number of business units within Rolls-Royce. For example, in 2004, he was Financial Controller for Civil Aerospace, overseeing the large engine development programs for Airbus and Boeing projects. During that time, he also worked extensively on the company strategy for the Trent 1000 and Trent XWB engines.
Before joining Rolls-Royce, Paul spent seven years on the corporate finance team of Ernst & Young in the UK. He later spent two years as Investment Manager for Murray Johnstone Private Equity, investing in small- and medium-sized businesses.
Paul holds an Engineering Science degree from Oxford University and is a qualified chartered accountant. Outside of work, he enjoys skiing and walking, and is assistant manager for his son’s local soccer team.
Senior HR Business Partner
Suzanne has more than 20 years experience in HR positions. She joined Rolls Royce and OSyS in November 2009.
Before joining the Rolls Royce Group, Suzanne worked in the automotive sector at Jaguar Land Rover, Ford Motor Company and BMW. During that time, she held a variety of senior HR positions, including responsibility for employee engagement, diversity and inclusion, and learning and development. She also held generalist HR positions in the manufacturing, engineering, sales, marketing and service functions on a worldwide basis.
Suzanne holds a postgraduate qualification in Personnel Management and is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. Outside of work, she enjoys anything linked to the arts and spending time with family and friends.
Chief Technology Officer
Peter joined OSyS in 2010 from Rolls-Royce, where he spent two years as Manager of the Software Center of Excellence, a small internal consultancy delivering improvement programs to the software engineering community across Rolls-Royce.
Before joining Rolls-Royce, Peter spent most of his career in product development and in the telecommunications sector. He spent three years at Motorola; there, as Development Director, he led a global software organization that produced several smart-phone products.
Earlier in his career, Peter worked for a couple of technology startups developing mobile phones. At Sendo Limited, Peter held various engineering and leadership roles, predominantly in software development. For example, in his role as Software Manager for Feature Phones, he led a development team in the UK and Singapore. There, he was responsible for the development, launch and maintenance of a range of high-volume products.
Peter has an MBA from Henley Management College, a Ph.D. in Computer Science, and a degree in Electronic and Electrical Engineering. When he’s not busy entertaining his daughter, he enjoys the theater, arts, music and dancing.
Senior Vice President – Sales and Customer Business
Nick started his career by completing an aerospace engineering apprenticeship with Rolls-Royce. His natural business acumen and passion for customer facing exposure developed early in his career. One output of this was the development of JetSCAN® in the early 1990’s. The project, which started as an internal process improvement initiative, quickly developed into a sellable EHM offering for both the UK and US defence departments.
The JetSCAN® project won British Design Council and Flight International awards, and has since generated more than $50 million in revenue, while achieving major improvements in fast jet flight safety and cost of ownership for the Royal Air Force, the US Air Force and others.
Nick joined Data Systems & Solutions (DS&S) when the company was first formed in 1999 and spent five years as the Operations Director for our defence business, building operations in Bristol, San Diego and Indianapolis. His final position in DS&S was Vice President, where he was responsible for delivering $40 million of annual sales across each of the Rolls-Royce business units.
Nick was appointed CEO of Oxford BioSignals (OBS) in January 2007. He then moved on from OBS in August 2009 after addressing declining sales, fixing product issues and securing the deal for OSyS to acquire the OBS Industrial business.
Nick was then appointed CEO of Oxford YASA Motors. He grew YASA Motors from 2 to 20 staff and zero to £1 million of product revenues within two years of formation. He secured new venture funding and positioned the business to win a large development contract with a major automotive manufacturer before leaving to rejoin OSyS in October 2011.
Senior Vice President – Business Development and Strategy
Andy has more than 20 years experience working with software and services companies, principally in the defence, civil aerospace, energy and transportation sectors. He started his career with BAE Systems, working on the Trident Submarine Program, and then moved to Smith Industries (now GE Aviation) where he worked on various defence programs.
Andy also worked for a number of years in a freelance consultancy capacity before joining Data Systems and Solutions (DS&S) when it was formed. He played a key role in defining the strategy and change management for the merger of the software services and predictive services business groups of DS&S to form OSyS.
In his time at DS&S and OSyS, Andy has held a number of program management, operational and customer facing roles. Most recent roles include Director of Consulting Services, VP - Middle East Operations, and SVP - Customer Business, before taking on his current role.
Andy holds a bachelors degree in Information Systems and Computing. Outside of work, he enjoys walking, cycling and running.
Chief Operating Officer
Simon Smith was appointed Chief Operating Officer in November 2010. Before this position, he was Senior Vice President for the Rolls-Royce Civil Aerospace business, responsible for the in-service strategy, profit and loss (P&L) management, lifecycle cost reduction, and forecasting of the Civil Large Engines business.
Simon has held a number of senior management positions within the services function of both the civil aerospace and defence sectors. His background is largely customer facing and program management oriented, having also held a number of technical program management positions within the marine sector.
Born in Cheshire, England, Simon obtained his masters degree (with Honors) in Mechanical Engineering, Manufacture and Management from Birmingham University. Before joining Rolls-Royce, he completed a sponsored student program with Vickers Shipbuilding and Engineering Limited (VSEL), in both Barrow-in-Furness and Bath.
Simon spends much of his spare time with his family. His hobbies include travelling, good food and wine, and watching sports.