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Swedish steel firm changes board line-up

Sandvik UK, the British subsidiary of the Swedish steel and tooling company, has changed its management structure with the departure of its managing director into retirement and the promotion of a senior executive to the post.

David Shail, 62, has retired, but retained a part-time directorship on the UK board. Kenneth Sundh, a Swedish managing director of Sandvik Coromant UK, retains his post, and takes over Shail’s role of country manager, responsible for marketing and sales.

Doug Stenson, previously financial manager, has taken on further financial responsibilities, as well as legal and IT support, as managing director of the Sandvik holding company.

Bill Good, managing director of Sandvik subsidiary, Sterling Tubes, has the extra role of managing director of Sandvik Steel UK.

nHonda UK has appointed Ken Keir as its managing director. He will replace Toshio Ishino, who becomes president, Honda UK. Keir was formerly director and general manager of the car division.

The chief executive of Anite Group, the electronics company formerly known as Cray, is to lose its 40-year-old chief executive, Jon Richards, after seven years of service at the company. He has left by mutual consent after extensive restructuring at the group. Chairman Alec Daly, will take over as acting chief executive, until a replacement is found.

Ray Smith is to become managing director of Cellnet. Previously, he was director of BT’s Carrier Services.

T&N Friction Products Group has appointed Antonio Martinez as its regional director for South America.

Christopher Binnie, an executive director at WS Atkins, the consulting engineer in charge of international operations, has resigned from the board to manage the company’s Singapore arm and develop business in the Far East.

Eric Bell is now manager of Conoco’s southern North Sea operating unit. He was formerly Conoco’s commercial marketing manager for North America.

Barworth Group, the steel engineering manufacturer, has appointed Richard Edwards, who is managing director of subsidiary Barworth Flockton, as its chief executive. Barworth Flockton, which manufactures specialist high speed steel, has appointed David Wragg, as managing director.

Roben McDonald Marlow has been appointed operations director at Johnson Security, security vehicle manufacturer. He comes from Wild Manufacturing, a pressings group, where he performed the same role. Peter Harwood has been appointed as personnel and training manager of the company.

Sir Anthony Cleaver, chairman of AEA Technology, will be the next president of the Involvement and Participation Association, the union and employers’ organisation.

Linnhoff March, the process engineering consultancy, has announced the following management changes: Allan Rudman promoted from principal engineer to general manager, process engineering; Dr Marek Wasilewski as general manager, development; and Dr Graham Bird as chief executive officer for the company’s operations in the US and Japan.

Babcock International, the UK engineering and facilities management group has appointed Nigel Young as its finance director. Young comes from First Technology.

John Edwards is the director of radio for Racal Electronics. He will expand the company’s business in radio as head of its new Radio Directorate

David Goodrich, chief executive and deputy chairman of British Maritime Technology is to become chairman following the retirement of Ralph Quartano. Goodrich retains the post of chief executive