Our management team is responsible for our employees and production sites worldwide. With a dedication to delivering consistent high levels of performance, precision, flexibility and care throughout our organisation, they ensure the smooth running of the company and maintaining a strong, unified Rosti company.
CEO Rosti and Senior Vice President Packaging
Brendan Colgan has been the CEO of Rosti since 2016. Brendan has extensive international and operational experience having held leadership roles in Howden Group, ESAB Group and IMI plc. Prior to joining Rosti, Brendan was responsible for the Precision Engineering Division of IMI plc, a world leader in motion and fluid control technologies. Brendan is a qualified accountant and a graduate of Harvard AMP.
COO Rosti & Senior Vice President Eastern Europe
David Knight joined Rosti in 1991 as a Maintenance Engineer at our Larkhall site. In 2002 he moved to China to become Managing Director of Rosti Asia, before returning to the UK in 2005 to become COO, Rosti Asia. In 2015 David was promoted to Executive Vice President of Rosti Asia with responsibility for the continued development and expansion of Rosti’s business and footprint in Asia. In 2018 David was appointed COO of Rosti.
Thomas became Chief Financial Officer of Rosti in 2014. Based at our Malmö headquarters, he is responsible for the financial, legal and IT undertakings of the Group. Thomas has a long career in finance. Prior to his appointment, he served as CFO for a number of Groups, including: Svedala Industri, A&R Carton and Hilding Anders. Thomas is a former graduate of Lund University and has a Bachelor of Science degree (B. Sc.) in Business Administration.
Senior Vice President Asia
Pat Williams joined Rosti as a trainee moulding technician in 1987 and was first based in the UK. He then moved to China and was leading the Engineering activities as the Engineering Director in Rosti China when it was established in 2002. In 2005 he took over the overall responsibility of the operations in China as the Managing Director and in 2012 supported the establishment of Rosti Malaysia. Since 2018 Pat is Senior Vice President of Rosti Asia.
Senior Vice President Sales and Marketing
Mark is SVP Sales and Marketing of Rosti since 2017. Mark is from the UK and is based at our Malmö headquarters and business support centre. Prior to joining Rosti, he was Western Europe Sales Director for the global engineering company IMI Precision Engineering. Mark is a qualified Electrical Mechanical Engineer with a strong background in commercial leadership and strategy development, including acquisition execution.
Senior Vice President HR
Thomas joined Rosti in 2017 as Group People & Culture Development Director and has been responsible for designing and implementing various global HR projects for instance our “Rosti way” culture with values and behaviours. Thomas stepped into the SVP HR role in December 2018. Prior to joining Rosti Thomas has been working for several years in various Global HR roles at FLSmidth and AstraZeneca. He also has a background as HR consultant.
Group Continuous Improvement Director
Dean Ward is Group Continuous Improvement Director of Rosti since 2017. Hailing from the UK, he is an operations and engineering professional with a wealth of business experience in both engineering and the automotive industry. Prior to joining Rosti, Dean was Divisional Lean Quality and HSE Leader for IMI Precision Engineering and previously held a number of positions within the global welding authority, ESAB Holdings Ltd.