e2v announces appointment of Chief Executive

e2v has announced the appointment of Stephen Blair as Chief Executive.

Due to join the firm in early 2014Blair 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.  He holds a BEng (Hons) in Electronic Engineering from the University of Sheffield in the UK. 

Neil Johnson, e2v Chairman, commented: “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.”