Accutronics appoints new chairman to charge growth

Posted on 26 May 2015 by The Manufacturer

International battery manufacturer Accutronics has appointed Steve Lamb as its new chairman.

The addition to the management team will allow the company’s MD, Rob Phillips, to focus his efforts on new business development.

The new chairman will have a management focus, working alongside Phillips, operations director Mike Allen and financial director Debbie Hodgetts. Prior to joining the Accutronics board, Lamb built up a reputation as MD, CEO and chairman of a number of other companies, and brings with him an extensive amount of knowledge and expertise.

UK-based Accutronics is a leading battery and charger design, development and manufacturing company with more than 40 years’ experience serving OEMs worldwide.

Lamb began his career in manufacturing before moving into the IT sector with the advent of 3D CAD/CAM systems in the early 1980s. His previous senior roles and directorships have included positions at software development business ECS, GADC Networks and on the International Executive Committee of listed European firm GFI Informatique.

“Our primary objective in appointing Steve is to bring a new dimension to our new business work,” explained Phillips.

“Among his responsibilities, Steve will chair the monthly management board-meetings, and once Steve is on board I’ll have more time to focus on sales and marketing.”

Accutronics specialises in developing smart batteries which offer improved functionality and performance and features such as charge control, accurate fuel gauging and device communication.

The company targets specific product application market sectors, including medical and healthcare, defence and security, industrial and portable electronics markets worldwide.

The battery design, development and manufacturer currently exports its products to more than 30 countries across Europe; North America; Africa. and the Middle East.

“The OEMs we work with are chosen to match our capabilities as a potential strategic supplier,” continued Phillips.

“With the support of Steve and the rest of the management team we can strike a better balance between managing the company and growing the business. Our aim is to successfully enter new markets and expand our customer base.”