Richard Ingram has been appointed as President
of Smiths Detection, replacing Brian Jones who has been appointed
to the new post of Group Commercial Director.
A 51 year-old
Briton, Ingram was until recently CEO at Zodiac Aerospace -
Electrical Systems. He has held senior roles in a number of
aviation and automotive companies including Goodrich Corporation
Jones, Interim President of Detection for the
past six months, will use his new role to strengthen the
commercial skills of the Smiths Group and to leverage growth potential
across all five businesses. He will focus on all aspects of growth
including: sales and marketing effectiveness, alignment of
product development to customer needs, and emerging market
expansion. He was Chief Information Officer of Smiths Group for
five years until October 2013.
“Richard is an engineer with a
strong commercial focus and a proven track record in
customer-facing roles. He has successfully led international teams
and multi-site operations involving advanced technologies and complex programme management. His skills and experience are
ideally suited to improve performance and contract execution at
Smiths Detection,” said Smiths Chief Executive, Philip Bowman. “I would like to thank Brian who
in such a short time has built an improved foundation for taking
Detection forward. I am delighted he has accepted this important
new role. With our increased focus on growing revenue, now is the
time to strengthen and enhance coordination across the Group’s
growth initiatives. Brian brings a commercial awareness that will
drive greater customer intimacy, a deeper knowledge of what
products satisfy market needs, and the capacity to develop these
as effectively as possible.”
Stuart Beesley, who
replaced Jones on an interim basis in October, has been appointed
Smiths Group Chief Information Officer.
Beesley has worked for 20
years in various senior roles across the Group, most recently in
Business Information Systems and Smiths Medical.
Ingram, Jones and Beesley will be members of the Executive
Committee reporting to the Chief Executive.
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