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New joint managing directors at Sprint Electric

27th June 2014
Nat Bowers

Sprint Electric announces two new managing directors. Dr. Mark Gardiner and Gary Keen have been appointed joint Managing Directors and run the company from 11 June 2014 on. The former managing directors, Edwin Prescott, co-founder of Sprint Electric, and R&D director Dr. Aris Potamianos, will remain at Sprint Electric as technical advisors on a part time basis.

“This change is a very important step for Sprint Electric and allows it to continue for the foreseeable future under new, younger and more dynamic leadership,” says Gary Keen. “There will be no sweeping changes as the formula so far has been successful – however, we will look to improve all areas of the operation and put in place some goals and strategies for growth which will see the company become more successful in its present fields of activity and enable greater penetration of its key markets.”

Gary Keen, former Sales Director, has been with Sprint Electric since 1998. He can look back on working in the drives market for 34 years. He started his career with SSD and formed an award winning company in the 1990s, successfully designing and building control panels and systems. Dr. Mark Gardiner joined the company in 2013 and held the position of Technical Operations Manager. Before joining Sprint Electric, Mark Gardiner worked in R&D for Eurotherm Drives before becoming Technical Manager for motors and drives at Edwards High Vacuum.

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