Cambridge Nanotherm appoint ex-CEO of BT Cellnet

Cambridge Nanotherm has appointed industry veteran Howard Ford as Chairman. Ford has worked for numerous high-profile tech companies globally –significant roles including Chief Executive of BT Cellnet and General Manager of IBM’s European PC business.

He was also Managing Director of Equant Network Services before it was acquired by France Telecom in 2005. In addition to Cambridge Nanotherm, Howard currently holds the position of Chairman with Display Data, Pyreos, Light Blue Optics and Filtronic plc.

Cambridge Nanotherm says sales of its thermal management solutions for LEDs have exploded in 2015 and Howard Ford will target further expansion into key markets in Asia and the US.

“Howard has an outstanding track record in companies large and small. Both our employees and investors are delighted that he has agreed to join as we expand our product offering, customer base and geographical presence and continue to aggressively grow global sales,” commented Ralph Weir, CEO.

“Howard’s experience, both at the helm of multinational organisations and moulding tech start-ups into global players, makes him the perfect fit for Cambridge Nanotherm as we reinforce our strategic direction and cement our position as one of the market leaders for LED thermal management.”

Cambridge Nanotherm’s move to strengthen the board with this appointment follows on the appointment of Ewald Braith as Non-Executive Director in April 2015.

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