In support of growth plans, PA Consulting Group appoints Paul Ruskin


PA Consulting Group - the leading international management, systems and technology consultancy - today announced the appointment of Paul Ruskin as a member of its Management Team within its Product and Process Engineering practice, in support of the company's ambitious programme of growth and expans


Paul, most recently an independent consultant, was previously Director of Special Projects at Ford's Premier Performance Division in the UK (2002 to 2004). Prior to that, he spent over 20 years at Cambridge Consultants, where in later years he was Business Unit Manager, then Leader of the Telecommunications Practice and, finally, a Board Director.

As a member of PA's Management Team he will use his product and process development expertise, deep understanding of technology, business and economics, and experience of securing major contracts to create new business for PA, and to deliver new products and manufacturing processes for PA's clients.

Paul (Cranfield MBA, CEng and a MIEE) will be based at PA's Cambridge Technology Centre in Melbourn, Herts, UK, a dedicated 12,000 sq metre facility.

Paul commented: 'This is an exciting time to join PA. I look forward to joining a technology practice that is distinguished by its focus on technological solutions that provide business benefit for its clients, by its multidisciplinary approach, and by its rapid and profitable growth.

Alec MacAndrew, head of PA's Global Technology Group, commented:

'I am delighted Paul is joining our team - his skills and great experience of technology development services complement our objectives. He will build substantial new business for us and add to the resources with which we address our clients' issues.'

PA has a unique combination of industry expertise and engineering capability, delivering solutions for new products and processes from concept through to launch. PA has dedicated international technology centres in Cambridge UK, and Princeton, NJ, USA. PA carries out the development of award-winning products, automation and manufacturing processes, and helps clients understand and use technology more effectively within their businesses.


For more information (including photograph) please contact:

Paul Ruskin +44 (0)1763 267052


Bev Adams +44 (0)1763 285260 email:

PA Consulting Group, Cambridge Technology Centre, Melbourn, Royston, Herts, SG8 6DP, UK. Tel +44 (0)1763 267492 email:

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