Head of Food & Beverage, UK & Ireland
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 and now heads up the Food and Beverage business for Siemens UK and Ireland
Keith’s career has mainly been focused on encouraging innovation for UK packaging machinery manufactures and latterly is identifying the operational efficiency and production flexibility benefits that Integrated automation technology and Digitalisation will deliver to food and beverage manufacturers.
Keith is Chairman of the Industry Advisory Board for the National Centre of excellence for Food Engineering at Sheffield Hallam University and is also a member of the IMechE Food and Drink committee.