International battery manufacturer Accutronics has appointed Steve Lamb as its new chairman. The addition to the management team will allow the company's managing director, Rob Phillips, to focus his efforts on new business development.
The new chairman will have a general management focus, working alongside managing director Rob Phillips, operations director Mike Allen and financial director Debbie Hodgetts. Prior to joining the Accutronics board of directors, Lamb built up a highly credible reputation as MD, CEO and chairman of a number of other companies, and brings with him an extensive amount of knowledge and expertise.
Lamb began his career in manufacturing before moving into the IT sector with the advent of 3D CAD/CAM systems in the early 1980s. His previous senior roles and directorships have included positions at software development business ECS, GADC Networks and on the International Executive Committee of listed European firm GFI Informatique.
"Our primary objective in appointing Steve is to bring a new dimension to our new business work," explained Accutronics managing director Rob Phillips.
"Among his responsibilities, Steve will chair the monthly management board-meetings, and once Steve is on board I’ll have more time to focus on sales and marketing."
Accutronics specialises in developing smart batteries which offer improved functionality and performance and features such as charge control, accurate fuel gauging and device communication.
The company targets specific product application market sectors, including medical and healthcare, defence and security, industrial and portable electronics markets worldwide.
The independent battery design, development and manufacturing expert currently exports its products to over 30 countries across Europe, North America, Africa and the Middle East.
"The original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) we work with as customer are chosen to match our capabilities as a potential strategic supplier," continued Phillips. "With the support of Steve and the rest of the management team we can strike a better balance between managing the company and growing the business. Our aim is to successfully enter new markets and expand our customer base."