AMETEK Announces Four Executive Appointments
December 7, 2016—
AMETEK, Inc. recently announced that its board of directors has elected two new senior vice presidents and two new vice presidents and general managers. The senior vice presidents are Matthew C. French and Bruce P. Wilson. The vice presidents and general managers are David W. Jordan and Prakash Mahesh.
“I am extremely pleased to announce the promotion of three individuals as they take on greater management responsibilities and to welcome a new member to the AMETEK management team. We are very focused on developing management talent and attracting experienced executives. Each of these individuals has proven general management experience and demonstrated leadership abilities,” comments David A. Zapico, AMETEK CEO.
French has served since 2004 as vice president and general manager of AMETEK Precision Motion Control. He recently assumed additional responsibility for AMETEK’s global floor care and specialty motors business. He joined AMETEK in 1990 and held increasingly responsible sales and marketing positions in AMETEK’s Technical Motors businesses until 1999 when he was named division vice president and business unit manager for Technical & Industrial Products within AMETEK’s Rotron Division. French holds a bachelor of science degree in physics from Heidelberg College and a master of business administration degree from Kent State University.
Wilson was named an AMETEK vice president and general manager in 2004, following the acquisition by AMETEK of Taylor Hobson. This acquisition formed the cornerstone of a new dimensional metrology platform for AMETEK, which subsequently became the Ultra Precision Technologies Division through several highly strategic acquisitions. He served as chief executive officer of Taylor Hobson from 1999 until its acquisition by AMETEK. Prior to that, he served as managing director of Datapaq, Ltd. from 1992 to 1999.
Wilson holds both bachelor of science and master of science degrees in engineering from the University of Cape Town, South Africa, as well as a master in business administration degree from Cranfield University in the United Kingdom.
Jordan previously served as vice president and business unit manager of Specialty Metal Products’ Precision Tube and Strip Business Unit. He joined AMETEK from Lucas Milhaupt, where he was vice president and general manager. Prior to that, he was general manager of the Metals Group of Engelhard Corporation. Jordan holds a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Maine and a master of business administration in marketing/finance from Babson College.
Prakash joins AMETEK from Closure Systems International, a leading producer of plastic packaging for the beverage, food and pharmaceutical industries, where he served as vice president and general manager. Prior to Closure Systems International, he held executive management positions with Sonoco Tegrant, a leading packaging solutions company; Hospira, Inc., a global pharmaceutical, medical devices and healthcare IT company; and GE Healthcare, a world leader in imaging solutions for radiology and cardiology. Mahesh has a master in business administration degree in management from California Coast University; a master of science degree in computer science from Drexel University; and a bachelor of engineering degree in electrical and electronics from PSG College of Technology.