Filtronic, the Leeds-based designer and maker of comms products, has named Richard Gibbs as its new CEO.
Mr Gibbs, who formally starts on 1 September, is an experienced director who has led several business operations supplying semiconductor, RF and electronics subsystems to the telecoms, aerospace, defence, medical and oil & gas markets.
He joins the AIM listed company from Micross Components, a PE owned company, where he has been Managing Director since 2016.
Prior, he spent nine years at E2V Technologies, where he was Group Sales & marketing Director and President of the RF Product and Hi-Reliability Semiconductors Divisions, and 20 years with Honeywell, of which 10 years were spent managing overseas operations.
Reg Gott, Chairman, said he “brings a wealth of relevant experience, technology and sector credentials to Filtronic and this combined with his strong track record of business growth & development position him well to provide the leadership required to deliver the next phase of our strategy.”
Mr Gibbs added: “I very much look forward to building on the established technology platforms and deep engineering knowledge to expand the current customer base and reach new and adjacent markets.”