The Sepura Group, the professional mobile radio solutions provider, has added two key members to its executive team with the arrival of Gary Aitkenhead, who takes the role of Vice President Devices, and Michelle Lamprecht, who has been appointed Vice President Marketing.
Aitkenhead joins Sepura from Motorola Solutions, where he held Vice President roles responsible for TETRA Infrastructure, EMEA Systems and Services, Global Support Services and, most recently, Global Managed Services. He has 25 years of international leadership experience across public safety radio and enterprise mobile computing markets.
“Sepura has an extremely broad and successful portfolio – encompassing TETRA, ATEX and, the capability to support LTE going forward,” said Aitkenhead. “With over 1.5 million Sepura TETRA radios in use today and the launch of the new flagship SC20 series of hand-portable radios on a brand new technology platform, the Devices line of business has much to celebrate.”
“I’m looking forward to building on these successes and further developing our outstanding reputation for technical innovation,” he added.
Lamprecht brings over 20 years of international leadership experience across a range of public and privately owned technology organisations, including Ciba Geigy, Huntsman, TWI and The MathWorks.
“Sepura aims to be a world-leading brand in the delivery of critical communication solutions," said Lamprecht. “I look forward to translating our corporate objectives into marketing strategies that support our expansion into new markets, reinforce the efforts of our sales teams and, ultimately, increase revenue.”
Gordon Watling, CEO for Sepura, commented: "These appointments continue our policy of strengthening the senior management team with individuals of talent and vision. Gary and Michelle’s skills will enable us to drive both customer and partner engagement, boosting the global power of our brand whilst delivering ever-more innovative solutions to address our customers’ critical communications needs."
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