Welcome to the Show Nathan Sigsworth, Kayhan Karayel, and Simon Pickering! (US)
In our efforts to further expand JMS, we have brought in a few new members to the team. Please join us in welcoming Kayhan Karayel, Simon Pickering, and Nathan Sigsworth!
Nathan Sigsworth was recruited into the JMS Team on October 18th. As a new software support analyst, he is excited to assist our growing iMetal user base with their training and implementation needs.
Prior to joining Jonas Metals, Nathan had experience in the exotic metals industry. He is very excited to be able to continue to work in the metals industry, but now on the technical side of things.
Nathan comes to us from the aerospace metals industry and has vast experience working with exotic metals and composites. We are well pleased to welcome yet another employee with experience in the metals industry to our team.
Nathan enjoys playing the piano, reading, working on cars and eating spicy foods (the spicier the better he says). To our clients – if Nathan helps you with support, maybe consider sending him some hot sauce.
Kayhan Karayel joined the Jonas Metals team on December 1st as a Product Manager. In his role, Kayhan will be responsible for creating strategic roadmaps for existing products, planning for new products and representing the voice of the customer to the organization.
A well rounded and bright individual, Kayhan received a BSc in Physics from Middle East Technical University in Turkey, and a MBA from Queen’s University of Belfast. Prior to joining the Jonas Metals team, Kayhan gained an abundance of experience in product management, technical consulting, business solutions consulting, ERP Project management, program management, and professional services. Kayhan’s experience in these roles spans over a number of sectors including insurance, finance and invaluable experience in the metals ERP software market through Epicor.
Kayhan has lived in Turkey, Northern Ireland, and England throughout his life, but has worked on ERP implementations and other software projects in the United States, Russia, Turkey, Germany, Austria, and Greece. In case it wasn’t evident, Kayhan is a bit of a globe-trotter and loves to spend his time visiting new places to learn about their culture, enjoy their local cuisine, and experience their history.
In the world of sports, Kayhan enjoys basketball and football. In the UK, he supports Liverpool and in Turkey, Fenerbahce. He is also an avid Argentine Tango dancer, and we look forward to asking him to teach the JMS team how to tango!
Simon Pickering also joined our Jonas Metals team on December 1st as an Analyst Designer. As a member of the JMS team, Simon will take care of our Statement of Requirements and also create design documents for our development team.
Before he worked for JMS, Simon gained experience at Epicor in professional services consulting and client services project management. He’s also gained experience in group business analysis, IT management, supply chain management, operations management, and purchasing management. Simon is a very versatile individual, and he will bring great experience and knowledge to the team.
Simon has been married to his wife for 20 years, and has two children. He also has a British Bulldog and 6 Pedigree Chickens! He enjoys DIY projects, attending concerts (when COVID permits), and meeting with friends. He is a football fan, and supports Aston Villa although he admits it’s a painful team to support at times.
We are elated to welcome this fine group to the JMS team and we can’t wait to see what they have in store for our business. Please join us in giving them a bright and warm welcome to Jonas Metals Software!
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