South Yorkshire business leader is recognised in the New Year Honours
A South Yorkshire businessman has been honoured for his outstanding work in industry
Chris Rea managing director of AES Engineering Ltd at Rotherham was awarded the CBE for Services to Business, Innovation and Exports.
Mr Rea took a small business and grew it to operate in 230 worldwide locations, with 1,700 staff.
AES Engineering holds several businesses, the largest of which is AESSEAL®, a global mechanical seal manufacturer.The business owns all or a majority of 40 international subsidiaries which sell and service Group products.
Chris said: “I was both surprised and delighted to be appointed a CBE in the New Year’s Honours List, for Services to Business, Innovation and Exports.
“I have been privileged throughout my working life, to work with a lot of wonderful people, many of whom I continue to work with on a day to day basis and no personal or business achievement would be possible without the effort and support of others.”