Tait Communications, the professional mobile radio (PMR) solutions provider, has appointed Andrew Gill as managing director of the Europe, Middle East and Africa region.
Gill joins from rival PMR company Motorola Solutions where he has worked since 2001 in a variety of senior commercial, financial and business-development roles. His Tait role was previously filled by Judd Cain, who was recently appointed as Tait’s chief financial officer.
For the last two years he was Motorola’s Vice President of Growth and Alliances for Europe and North Africa, which resulted in a substantial increase in the order book and included leading the development of next-generation public safety devices and solutions within the business and in partnership with other companies.
He led the evolution of the regional business into solutions based on the Long-Term Evolution (LTE) standard for high-speed wireless. Prior to that, Gill was director of business development for the same region.
Tait chief executive, Garry Diack, said the company was encouraged by the very high calibre of applicants for the role and is pleased to have attracted someone of Gill’s experience in the industry.
“Andrew not only has the commercial acumen and market standing we were seeking but he also has spent a good deal of his recent career on the various intersecting technologies which our customers want to see brought together into solutions that make their work more effective.
“The UK and European markets in many ways are leading the way in this transition to a new era of unified critical communications (UCC) and it’s certainly true that Tait Communications’ customers in the region are pushing the business very hard to continue developing hardware and software solutions which make best use of whatever carrier systems are available at any time.
“Having Andrew’s strong commercial and market-development focus on the leadership team adds to our expertise and we welcome him to Tait,” Diack said.
Andrew Gill is based at Tait Communications’ UK offices in Cambridge, England.