Welcome!

News Feed Item

AMETEK Announces Four Executive Appointments

BERWYN, Pa., Dec. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- AMETEK, Inc. (NYSE: AME) today announced that its Board of Directors has elected two new Senior Vice Presidents and two new Vice Presidents and General Managers.  The Senior Vice Presidents are Matthew C. French and Bruce P. Wilson. The Vice Presidents and General Managers are David W. Jordan and Prakash Mahesh.

"I am extremely pleased to announce the promotion of three individuals as they take on greater management responsibilities and to welcome a new member to the AMETEK management team. We are very focused on developing management talent and attracting experienced executives. Each of these individuals has proven general management experience and demonstrated leadership abilities," comments David A. Zapico, AMETEK Chief Executive Officer.

Matthew C. French Named Senior Vice President, Precision Motion Control
Mr. French has served since 2004 as Vice President and General Manager of AMETEK Precision Motion Control.  He recently assumed additional responsibility for AMETEK's global floor care and specialty motors business.

"Matt has done an outstanding job expanding our technical motors and precision motion control businesses worldwide through both organic growth and acquisition, and we expect him to continue that success in his new position," notes Mr. Zapico.

Mr. French joined AMETEK in 1990 and held increasingly responsible sales and marketing positions in AMETEK's Technical Motors businesses until 1999 when he was named Division Vice President and Business Unit Manager for Technical & Industrial Products within AMETEK's Rotron Division.

Mr. French holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from Heidelberg College and a Master of Business Administration degree from Kent State University.

Bruce P. Wilson Named Senior Vice President, Ultra Precision Technologies
Mr. Wilson was named an AMETEK Vice President and General Manager in 2004, following the acquisition by AMETEK of Taylor Hobson.  This acquisition formed the cornerstone of a new dimensional metrology platform for AMETEK, which subsequently became our Ultra Precision Technologies Division through several highly strategic acquisitions.   

"Bruce has a tremendous record of achievement at AMETEK.  He has been extremely successful in building our Ultra Precision Technologies businesses into a significant growth platform in this attractive and technologically sophisticated market," states Mr. Zapico.

Mr. Wilson served as Chief Executive Officer of Taylor Hobson from 1999 until its acquisition by AMETEK.  Prior to that, he served as Managing Director of Datapaq, Ltd. from 1992 to 1999.

Mr. Wilson holds both Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Engineering from the University of Cape Town, South Africa, as well as a Master in Business Administration degree from Cranfield University in the United Kingdom.

David W. Jordan Elected Vice President and General Manager, Specialty Metal Products
Mr. Jordan previously served as Vice President and Business Unit Manager of Specialty Metal Products' Precision Tube and Strip Business Unit.

"Dave has done a great job leading our Precision Tube and Strip business since joining AMETEK in October 2015, and we look forward to his continued leadership as he assumes responsibility for Specialty Metal Products," notes Mr. Zapico.

Mr. Jordan joined AMETEK from Lucas Milhaupt, where he was Vice President and General Manager.  Prior to that, he was General Manager of the Metals Group of Engelhard Corporation.

Mr. Jordan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maine and a Master of Business Administration in Marketing/Finance from Babson College.

Prakash Mahesh Elected Vice President and General Manager, Instrumentation and Specialty Controls
Prakash joins AMETEK from Closure Systems International, a leading producer of plastic packaging for the beverage, food and pharmaceutical industries, where he served as Vice President and General Manager.

"We welcome Prakash to AMETEK.  With his extensive background in general management, we expect him to make important contributions to the growth and success of our instrumentation and specialty controls businesses," comments Mr. Zapico.

Prior to Closure Systems International, Mr. Mahesh held executive management positions with Sonoco Tegrant, a leading packaging solutions company; Hospira, Inc., a global pharmaceutical, medical devices and healthcare IT company; and GE Healthcare, a world leader in imaging solutions for radiology and cardiology.

Mr. Mahesh has a Master in Business Administration degree in Management from California Coast University; a Master of Science degree in Computer Science from Drexel University; and a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Electrical and Electronics from PSG College of Technology.

Corporate Profile
AMETEK, Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electro-mechanical devices with annual sales of approximately $4.0 billion. AMETEK's Corporate Growth Plan is based on Four Key Strategies: Operational Excellence, Strategic Acquisitions, Global & Market Expansion and New Products. AMETEK's objective is double-digit percentage growth in earnings per share over the business cycle and a superior return on total capital. The common stock of AMETEK is a component of the S&P 500 Index.

Contact: Kevin Coleman +1 610-889-5247

To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/ametek-announces-four-executive-appointments-300370901.html

SOURCE AMETEK, Inc.

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
What's the role of an IT self-service portal when you get to continuous delivery and Infrastructure as Code? This general session showed how to create the continuous delivery culture and eight accelerators for leading the change. Don Demcsak is a DevOps and Cloud Native Modernization Principal for Dell EMC based out of New Jersey. He is a former, long time, Microsoft Most Valuable Professional, specializing in building and architecting Application Delivery Pipelines for hybrid legacy, and cloud ...
Amazon started as an online bookseller 20 years ago. Since then, it has evolved into a technology juggernaut that has disrupted multiple markets and industries and touches many aspects of our lives. It is a relentless technology and business model innovator driving disruption throughout numerous ecosystems. Amazon’s AWS revenues alone are approaching $16B a year making it one of the largest IT companies in the world. With dominant offerings in Cloud, IoT, eCommerce, Big Data, AI, Digital Assista...
SYS-CON Events announced today that CA Technologies has been named "Platinum Sponsor" of SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place October 31-November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. CA Technologies helps customers succeed in a future where every business - from apparel to energy - is being rewritten by software. From planning to development to management to security, CA creates software that fuels transformation for companies in the applic...
Artificial intelligence, machine learning, neural networks. We’re in the midst of a wave of excitement around AI such as hasn’t been seen for a few decades. But those previous periods of inflated expectations led to troughs of disappointment. Will this time be different? Most likely. Applications of AI such as predictive analytics are already decreasing costs and improving reliability of industrial machinery. Furthermore, the funding and research going into AI now comes from a wide range of com...
Multiple data types are pouring into IoT deployments. Data is coming in small packages as well as enormous files and data streams of many sizes. Widespread use of mobile devices adds to the total. In this power panel at @ThingsExpo, moderated by Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff, panelists looked at the tools and environments that are being put to use in IoT deployments, as well as the team skills a modern enterprise IT shop needs to keep things running, get a handle on all this data, and deliver...
Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place October 31 - November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 21st Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The Internet of Things (IoT) is the most profound change in personal and enterprise IT since the creation of the Worldwide Web more than 20 years ago. All major researchers estimate there will be tens of billions devic...
DevOps at Cloud Expo, taking place October 31 - November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 21st Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is no time to w...
For organizations that have amassed large sums of software complexity, taking a microservices approach is the first step toward DevOps and continuous improvement / development. Integrating system-level analysis with microservices makes it easier to change and add functionality to applications at any time without the increase of risk. Before you start big transformation projects or a cloud migration, make sure these changes won’t take down your entire organization.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Cloud Academy named "Bronze Sponsor" of 21st International Cloud Expo which will take place October 31 - November 2, 2017 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Cloud Academy is the industry’s most innovative, vendor-neutral cloud technology training platform. Cloud Academy provides continuous learning solutions for individuals and enterprise teams for Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform, and the most popular cloud com...
SYS-CON Events announced today that IBM has been named “Diamond Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 21st Cloud Expo, which will take place on October 31 through November 2nd 2017 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California.
21st International Cloud Expo, taking place October 31 - November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. Cloud computing is now being embraced by a majority of enterprises of all sizes. Yesterday's debate about public vs. private has transformed into the reality of hybrid cloud: a recent survey shows that 74% of enterprises have a hybrid cloud strategy. Me...
@DevOpsSummit at Cloud Expo taking place Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with the 21st International Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Enzu will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st Int\ernational Cloud Expo®, which will take place October 31-November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Enzu’s mission is to be the leading provider of enterprise cloud solutions worldwide. Enzu enables online businesses to use its IT infrastructure to their competitive advantage. By offering a suite of proven hosting and management services, Enzu wants companies to focus on the core of their ...
"We are a monitoring company. We work with Salesforce, BBC, and quite a few other big logos. We basically provide monitoring for them, structure for their cloud services and we fit into the DevOps world" explained David Gildeh, Co-founder and CEO of Outlyer, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at DevOps Summit at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
We build IoT infrastructure products - when you have to integrate different devices, different systems and cloud you have to build an application to do that but we eliminate the need to build an application. Our products can integrate any device, any system, any cloud regardless of protocol," explained Peter Jung, Chief Product Officer at Pulzze Systems, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA