Expo Technologies Board Promotions
Expo Technologies, the hazardous area purge & pressurization market leader, announces, with regret, that Managing Director Peter MacAulay chose to step down with effect from July 31st to pursue his other interests. Expo is however delighted that current Technical Director John Paul de Beer replaces Peter as managing director. In addition, Martha Carrillo joins the board as director of business systems, and Matthew Dudones, VP of Sales, becomes director for the Americas.
After 25 years as managing director, Peter announced his decision at Expo’s scheduled January 2014 board meeting. In 1989, when Peter became Telektron’s managing director, revenue was around £1 million. By 1998 the group was sufficiently strong to acquire and merge with Expo Safety Systems. Peter led Expo’s CLAPs system development, guided the North American growth, and opened markets across Europe and Asia. Since the merger the group achieved 15 years of unbroken growth, and revenue has tripled to £10 million.
Peter MacAulay adds “After 25 years, I am proud that Expo is financially strong, respected worldwide, and growing. This was achieved by developing excellent people from within the business. We’ve implemented a strong succession plan, so I leave the business in able hands.“
Chairman Antony Nissen says “We are deeply grateful to Peter for his tremendous contribution to Expo over the past quarter of a century, especially his creation of a technology led, customer-focused team. We wholeheartedly wish Peter every success in his future role as a non-executive director and angel investor in engineering companies.”
John Paul de Beer joined Expo Technologies in 2006 from Joy Mining Equipment. He rose to engineering manager and in 2009, technical director.
As technical director, he led custom engineering, new product development and manufacturing, processes that have always driven Expo’s success.
John Paul de Beer says “We worked on this transition for six months. We’re in good shape, with an exceptional management team that deeply understands the technology, our customers, and their evolving requirements.
Martha Carrillo is an electronics engineer by training. She joined Expo in 2005, initially as office administrator, rapidly becoming Expo’s certification engineer and then quality manager. She was promoted to consultancy and certification manager in 2010, and continuous improvement manager in 2013.
Martha leads our lean program, which has significantly enhanced our service and delivery quality.
Director for the Americas Matthew Dudones joined Expo Technologies in 1998, and became VP sales and marketing. When he joined, Expo’s Americas revenue was under $1 million. This region now accounts for around 40% of our business.
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