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Spirax-Sarco Engineering plc announces career moves to strengthen the senior management team

PUBLISHED: 10:41 25 July 2018

Spirax-Sarco Engineering plc

Spirax-Sarco Engineering plc


“These appointments will promote our evolution as an organisation, enabling us to remain agile and responsive to the market opportunities ahead.”

Spirax-Sarco Engineering plc, the world leader in the control and efficient use of steam, electrical thermal energy solutions, peristaltic pumping and associated fluid path technologies, is pleased to announce the following changes designed to strengthen the senior management team and support the continued development of the Group’s successful businesses.

Neil Daws, Executive Director and Divisional Director currently responsible for the Group’s Spirax Sarco Steam Specialties operations in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), is promoted to the position of Managing Director Steam Specialties Business, with effect from September 1 2018. Neil will be responsible for all the Steam Specialties business worldwide, including Gestra, and will continue to report to the Group Chief Executive, Nicholas Anderson.

As a consequence of Neil’s promotion, Sean Clay will join the Group on July 30 2018 and assume the position of Divisional Director Spirax Sarco EMEA, with effect from September 1 2018.

Sean joins from Honeywell Group, the global Fortune 100 software-industrial company, where, over the last 14 years, he has held a number of roles with full P&L responsibility for international commercial and industrial businesses with revenues ranging from US$50 million to over US$1 billion. Sean will be based in Cheltenham and report to Neil Daws, holding an important role within the Steam Specialties’ Executive team.

Commenting on Neil’s and Sean’s appointments, Nicholas Anderson, Group Chief Executive, said:

“The Spirax Sarco Group has grown considerably in recent years, both organically and through acquisitions. The integration of Aflex, Gestra and Chromalox, combined with continued growth of the core Spirax Sarco and Watson-Marlow businesses, has created a group with over £1 billion revenue and c. 7,400 employees.

“Historically, Group Chief Executives have also occupied the position of Managing Director Steam Specialties Business. The Group’s evolution in size and complexity makes this the right time to formally separate the two roles and put in place the appropriate organisational structure that will better support our Group’s continued growth. Neil is extremely well qualified to take on his additional responsibility and I am delighted that he has agreed to this new challenge.

“This appointment will allow me to spend more time on medium and longer term growth opportunities, including the further development of our Watson-Marlow and Chromalox businesses.

“We also welcome Sean Clay to the Group. His considerable experience of international business operations and sales management will strengthen and enhance our senior management team.

“Both of these appointments will promote our evolution as an organisation, enabling us to remain agile and responsive to the market opportunities ahead.”

For more information, visit the Spirax-Sarco Engineering plc website.


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