AB Dynamics plc (LON:ABDP) the designer, manufacturer and supplier of advanced testing systems and measurement products to the global automotive industry has today announced the appointment of Dr James Routh as Chief Executive Officer with effect from 1st October 2018.
Dr James Mathew Routh, aged 45, studied at Cranfield University where he obtained a PhD in Engineering before joining Cranfield Aerospace Ltd as a Project Engineering Manager in 2000. Dr Routh subsequently joined Flight Refuelling Limited in 2003 as Head of Engineering – Design Verification; he later served at senior management level in Chemring Group PLC, David Brown Gear Systems Limited and more recently, at Diploma PLC where he led the international seals division.
James brings a broad range of executive and leadership expertise to AB Dynamics plc with a proven track record of growing international engineering companies. He has extensive experience of strategy, product development and M&A, having delivered a number of successful international acquisitions.
James Routh said: “I am delighted to be joining AB Dynamics plc as Chief Executive Officer and to have the opportunity to help take the Company to the next stage in its development and growth. The Company has a strong reputation for innovative products and services for the global automotive testing sector and I look forward to working with Tony and the Board to deliver continued long term, profitable growth.”
Commenting on the appointment, AB Dynamics plc Chairman, Tony Best said: “I am very pleased that James will be joining AB Dynamics plc as CEO. James has a track record in the management of the size of business to which we now aspire, providing operational improvements and the development of overseas operations. I very much look forward to having him on board.”