People on the move

Samsung brings in top men

Samsung has appointed two Korean executives to oversee the management of its Wynyard electronics park on Teesside and strengthen its electronics operations in Europe. The Korean group has also appointed former Digital Equipment site director, John Slider, to manage the day-to-day running of the manufacturing complex.

Gun Sik Noh takes up the role of managing director of Samsung Electronics Manufacturing (UK) with responsibility for providing a strategic role at Teesside. Noh will also co-ordinate Samsung’s European electronics operations as president of Samsung Electronics Europe.

Noh comes from Samsung’s global electronics division in Seoul and has managed the company’s move into international markets.

In March, C W Kim will join Noh and support Slider as joint deputy managing director, with responsibility for directing the management support teams. Kim was formerly in charge of the company’s world-wide microwave oven division.

Chan Bea, formerly deputy managing director of Wynyard, is to return to Korea, taking up a new post leading the world-wide white goods export division. Daniel O’Brien, former managing director, has returned to Dundee-based NCR as managing director of the automated teller manufacturer.

nMurray Easton, managing director of Yarrow Shipbuilders, is to move to Babcock Rosyth Defence as managing director of its facilities management division. He takes up the post in April.

BICC Cables has made Chris Unsworth general manager of a new business unit which will manufacture cables for oil, gas and petrochemicals.

Roger Lane-Nott is to be chief executive of the new Centre for Marine and Petroleum Technology. He moves from being a Formula One race director and safety delegate.

Clive Jecks has been named as software provider Numetrix’s vice-president for Europe. Andrew Sterling is alliance manager of the supply chain management business.

Lloyd Instruments’ managing director is Dr John Richings. He was managing director at Fibre Optech.

The Chemical Industries Association has appointed Campbell Ward, formerly marketing group manager at Boots Chemicals, to manage Boris, its biotechnology information service.