Head of Food and Beverage, UK and Ireland, Siemens

Keith Thornhill

Keith Thornhill started his career completing an apprenticeship with British Rail Engineering Ltd in Crewe and entered the automation industry in 1986 as an internal sales engineer. After key account management and business manager roles, Keith joined Siemens in 2001 as a business development manager.

Keith’s career has mainly been focused on encouraging innovation for UK packaging machinery manufactures and latterly as Head of Siemens Food and Beverage Automation business is identifying the operational efficiency and production flexibility benefits that Integrated automation technology and the Digital enterprise will deliver to food and beverage manufacturers.

Keith’s Industry knowledge and experience was recently rewarded as he became the Chairman of the Industry Advisory Board for the National Centre of excellence for Food Engineering. He is also a member of the IMechE Food and Drink committee.