e2v has appointed Stephen Blair as Chief Executive of e2v, who is going to join e2v during the first quarter of the next calendar year, 2014.
Steve is currently Business Group Director for Spectris plc (from May 2011) and from January 2013 has been the Executive Board member responsible for the In-Line Instrumentation and Industrial Controls segments. Prior to joining Spectris, Steve was at Invensys plc, where his last position was President, Invensys Operations Management for North America based in Houston, Texas. Prior to joining Invensys, Steve held various management positions at Silvertech Ltd. and Computing Devices Co. Ltd. Steve holds a BEng (Hons) in Electronic Engineering from the University of Sheffield in the UK.
Neil Johnson, e2v Chairman, said "The Board is delighted to have recruited a leader of Steve’s high calibre to e2v. He brings great energy and hugely relevant experience gained at technology businesses serving some of the world’s largest companies in a wide range of end markets, and I very much look forward to working closely with him to release and develop the Company’s potential.”
Stephen Blair said "I am excited to be joining e2v. I have followed the Company’s evolution over the years as a respected technology business, well known for its longstanding customer relationships. Building on this platform, I will be working with Neil to develop the future strategy and to drive sales growth internationally."