CHELMSFORD, England, Oct. 18, 2013 — Aerospace and defense company e2v has named Stephen Blair, formerly of Spectris, as its chief executive. He will join the company during the first quarter of 2014, with the exact date yet to be finalized, e2v said on Friday.
Since May 2011, Blair has served as business group director for Spectris plc, an England-based company with business units in materials analysis, test and measurement, in-line instrumentation and industrial control. Since January 2013, Blair has been the executive board member responsible for the in-line instrumentation and industrial controls segments.
Prior to joining Spectris, Blair held various positions at Invensys plc, with the last being president, Invensys Operations Management for North America, based in Houston.
Blair holds a BEng (Hons) in electronic engineering from the University of Sheffield in England.
"The Board is delighted to have recruited a leader of Steve's high caliber to e2v," said e2v Chairman Neil Johnson. "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."
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