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18 October 2013

e2v announces appointment of Chief Executive

 e2v is pleased to announce the appointment of Stephen Blair as Chief Executive of e2v. He will join e2v during the first quarter of the next calendar year, 2014, with the precise date to be finalised.

Steve brings a wealth of international experience across both established and high growth emerging markets, in strategic planning and portfolio development, and has a proven track record in driving growth. Steve is currently Business Group Director for Spectris plc (from May 2011) and from January 2013 has been the Executive Board member responsible for the In-Line Instrumentation and Industrial Controls segments.  Prior to joining Spectris, Steve was at Invensys plc, where his last position was President, Invensys Operations Management for North America based in Houston, Texas. Prior to joining Invensys, Steve held various management positions at Silvertech Ltd. and Computing Devices Co. Ltd. Steve holds a BEng (Hons) in Electronic Engineering from the University of Sheffield in the UK.

Neil Johnson, e2v Chairman, commented:

“The Board is delighted to have recruited a leader of Steve’s high calibre to e2v.  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.”

Stephen Blair commented:

“I am excited to be joining e2v.  I have followed the Company’s evolution over the years as a respected technology business, well known for its longstanding customer relationships. Building on this platform, I will be working with Neil to develop the future strategy and to drive sales growth internationally.”


Press contact:

Andy Bennett, Head of Corporate Communications




About e2v

e2v is a leading global provider of specialist technology for high performance systems and equipment; delivering solutions, sub-systems and components for applications within medical & science, aerospace & defence, and commercial & industrial markets.

e2v employs approximately 1500 people, has design and operational facilities across Europe, North America and Asia, and has a global network of sales and technical support offices. e2v has annual sales of GBP200m and is listed on the London Stock Exchange.