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Festo appoints Eliza Rawlings as UK Managing Director

Aug 16, 2016

Festo, the leading supplier of automation equipment, has appointed Eliza Rawlings as its UK Managing Director. Festo is committed to helping customers maximise productivity and competitiveness through its industrial factory and process automation solutions. In her new role, Eliza will lead these efforts in the UK, heading up the organisation and driving initiatives to engage
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Force-sensing specialist, Peratech,appoints Michael Levin as Chief Commercial Officer

Jul 19, 2016

Peratech, a world leader in force-sensing technology, has appointed Michael Levin as its new Chief Commercial Officer and a Director of the company. Levin joins Peratech from Synaptics, where he was a Senior Business Manager and led initiatives to introduce innovative keyboard and automotive products. Levin joined Synaptics through the acquisition of Pacinian, where he
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Jul 5, 2016

As part of its continuing expansion programme Hughes Electrical has appointed Mark Swash to the new position of logistics & distribution manager. He will be based at the company’s 60,000 sq ft warehouse and distribution centre in Thetford which has nearly 50 employees and houses over 4,000 different lines of electrical equipment. “I am really
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Jun 28, 2016

Allegro MicroSystems, LLC, and its Board of Directors, has appointed Ravi Vig as President and Chief Operating Officer of Allegro and as a member of the Sanken North America, Inc. (SKNA) Board of Directors, effective immediately.  Ravi previously held the position of Senior Vice President, Technology & Business Development. Since joining the company in 1984,
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Astute appoints Susan Jacques as Strategic Business Director

May 17, 2016

Part of ambitious plan to drive business-wide improvement   Astute Electronics, the leading supplier of electronic components and value added services, has announced the appointment of Susan Jacques as Strategic Business Director. Jacques is a well-known and highly respected industry figure whose many previous roles have included being the UK MD of a global electromechanical
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New engineer brings FEA expertise to resistor manufacturer

Apr 5, 2016

To mark another successful year, power resistor manufacturer Cressall Resistors has appointed Damiano Natali as research and development (R&D) and finite element analysis (FEA) engineer. Natali relocated from Genoa, Italy, to join the Leicester-based company after working as a computational fluid dynamics (CFD) engineer for three years. Natali also has a PhD in Fluid Dynamics
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Hoppecke further strengthens its senior management team

Jan 26, 2016

Hoppecke Industrial Batteries has strengthened its senior management team with the appointment of five managers as part of a continuing major restructuring programme. The new members of staff, which are a combination of internal and external appointments, follow hot on the heels of Jason Howlett becoming Hoppecke’s new Managing Director for the UK in September last
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Arrow Electronics appoints Jörg Strughold as vice president of sales EMEA Components

Arrow Electronics announced the appointment of Jörg Strughold as vice president sales EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) Components. He joined Arrow from Atmel, where he was vice president sales EMEA. Prior to Atmel, Jörg was at Qimonda, where he was senior vice president global sales and marketing, and regional president and managing director Europe.
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Exar Corporation Appoints Robert Pfister as Vice President of EMEA Sales

Jan 19, 2016

Exar Corporation (NYSE: EXAR), a leading supplier of analog mixed-signal products serving the industrial, high-end consumer and infrastructure markets, announced the appointment of Robert Pfister to the position of Vice President, EMEA Sales. Mr. Pfister brings 25 years of professional experience in sales and management for technology companies and will be responsible for driving all
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LPRS Appoint new MD to Drive Market Penetration

Nov 24, 2015

Low Power Radio Solutions (LPRS), European market leader of sub-1GHz wireless solutions, has announced the appointment of Nick Pummell as Managing Director. Pummell joins from Alpha Micro Components, a successful independent franchised distributor of components for Telematics and Machine-to-Machine (M2M). He brings over 12 years’ experience in strategic business development and partner acquisition, and will
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