Defence manufacturer 7Technologies, of Horsforth, Leeds, has appointed industry heavyweight, Gavin Newport, as its new CEO.
Gavin joins 7Technologies from his previous role as managing director at Ultra Electronics Communication and Integrated Systems and, previously, vice president at L-3 Communications ASA Ltd. He was instrumental in delivering financial growth and operational stability during his time in both roles.
Gavin brings his wealth of experience and proven track record to 7Technologies at an exciting time for the leader in technical surveillance, as it continues to develop its ambitious market strategy to remain the intelligence technology supplier of choice, while actively supporting its customers and partners in making the world a safer place.
The initial focus for the company, under Gavin’s guidance, will be to launch its new game changing sensor fusion and AI technology system in early 2021, while also developing its existing sensor and tracking system product portfolio.
Gavin said: “I am delighted to have joined 7Technologies. It is my belief that we have a great capability and the core products, services and technology that we have within our portfolio have a strong market appeal. Most importantly, I believe the work we do really makes a difference in improving the security of the UK and its allies.
“It is my intention to revise the strategy of the company, to maximise the potential of our current portfolio, provide a roadmap for future offerings and build the appropriate structure and processes to facilitate greater success.
“The first thing that was clearly evident to me was the commitment and capability of the people. Having been a customer of 7Technologies in the past, I know that customers value our expertise and deep knowledge of the operational environment.”