The CEO of New Seaward aims to grow further


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Seaward Electronic is setting its sights on the further growth of the market with the appointment of a new CEO. Electronics industry specialist Chris Callan takes over this position after building a highly successful career working with companies across the UK and USA. Since his graduation as an electronics and software engineer, Chris has gained extensive experience in business development, product management and executive roles in the medical, automotive and telecommunications markets. Most recently, he held the position of Vice President and General Manager of an international manufacturer of components and testing equipment in the aerospace sector. On assuming his position at Seaward, Chris believes there are ample opportunities for the company to build on its successful presence in the market, both in the UK and abroad, and is targeting further growth for the company by introducing new products and services. He said, “I am delighted to join Seaward and am extremely excited about the company’s future potential. The company’s strong reputation and international success have been a major pull factor for me and I look forward to working with everyone to continue growing and moving forward in the business.” In particular, the company’s commitment to technical innovation will remain. Development is a key priority as we look to expand the product range, develop new applications, and secure a larger market share. “To help us achieve this ambition, we will invest heavily in the company’s renowned engineering capabilities and by placing product safety and new technology at the heart of everything we do.” Seaward, headquartered in Durham County, with an office in Tampa, Florida serving the United States, approximately 160 people, is a market leader in electronic testing and measuring instruments used in a variety of electrical, medical, industrial and energy sector applications. In 2015, Seaward became part of Metrawatt’s GMC Instrumentation Group, which is a collaboration of separate companies manufacturing specialized test equipment based in Germany, Switzerland and the USA. Dr Hans Peter Opitz, of GMC-Instruments, said: “We would love to welcome Chris to Seaward and look forward to working with him very much. “We believe that strengthening the management team with this new appointment will provide the basis for the further successful development of both Seaward and the Group in the interest of our international client base.” By taking on the CEO position, Chris Callan is taking over the duties of Interim Managing Director Tom Talbot who will remain with Seaward as Chief Operating Officer. View and download the set of Test and Measurement Guides for Seaward Electronic here.


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