Acal BFi has today announced the appointment of Marc Lafferty as Managing Director of Acal BFi UK. In addition to a Masters Degrees in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Business Administration, Lafferty brings many years of hands-on experience in engineering as well as in sales and marketing for international electronics and engineering companies.
Most recently, Lafferty spent four years leading the global sales operation at Belron, the €3bn vehicle glass repair and replacement group operating the Autoglass and Carglass brands in Europe.
“Innovation and design will play a significant role in creating a more positive outlook within the electronics industry and the UK economy,” says Lafferty. “The recent merger of Acal Technology with BFi Optilas has created a strong company which combines two of Europe’s leading technical distributors. This enables Acal BFi to help customers to use the most advanced electronic and optical technologies to generate new product opportunities and revenue streams.”
Lafferty continues; “My own background in engineering means that I fully relate to the challenges facing design engineers, to minimise risk, cost and time to market, whilst producing highly differentiated and innovative products, whether through upgrades of existing designs or by starting on a completely new design. Acal BFi’s portfolio of products includes manufacturers which are at the forefront of emerging technologies which will help to drive these next-generation designs.”
The combined specialist resources within Acal BFi will enable customers to access specialist technical support, as well a test and manufacturing facilities for the development of electronics and optical products. These resources cover every aspect of a design, from hardware and software development, to other crucial factors such as calibration and pre-compliance, and support customers from their initial concept through to full production and through-life management.