Smiths Asia Pacific president Roland Carter has been appointed as president of Smiths Detection as of March 2018.
Roland has been with Smiths Group for 27 years and has held numerous roles within the business. Prior to taking responsibility of Smiths Asia Pacific, Roland held management roles within Smiths Interconnect including president of the division.
The development of Smiths’ businesses in Asia remains a key priority for the group and consequently, the group also announced today that it has established an executive management board for Asia.
This will help ensure the group is best positioned to capture opportunities in this high-potential growth market. The board will comprise Andy Reynolds Smith as chair, Roland Carter as Smiths Detection and Asia president, John Shipsey as CFO, Sheena Mackay as group HR director, Chris Holmes as Smiths Medical president, and Jean Vernet as John Crane president.
The board will have executive responsibility for Asia as a whole, in close cooperation with the divisional management teams, with a particular emphasis on China and India.
Andy Reynolds Smith, Smiths Group chief executive commented: “During his time with Smiths, Roland has demonstrated that he is highly capable of running complex global businesses and this, combined with his results orientation and proven leadership capabilities, makes him ideal to take Detection to its next stage of development.”