Ferranti's Terry Scuoler is appointed as the new chief executive of EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation.
Scuoler is currently managing director of Ferranti Technologies and will start his new job with EEF on March 15th.
He served as an infantry officer in the Army for five years before beginning his commercial career in the publishing and construction industries.
Later he joined Royal Ordnance (now part of BAE Systems) as European marketing manager, working in several divisions in the UK and overseas in commercial, procurement, project and general management roles.
In 1999 Scuoler became managing director of Ferranti Technologies Ltd which supplies avionic and mission planning sub-systems, power and control solutions and customised services to the aerospace and defence markets. From years of decline and a loss-making situation he has helped to return the company to substantial growth and profitability.
He will be responsible for enhancing EEF’s representation role as the voice of manufacturing at a crucial time for the sector and the UK economy. He will also lead the further development of EEF’s business services in employment law, occupational health & safety and environmental services
Scuoler said: “I am delighted to take on this role at such a crucial time for our sector and the economy. Manufacturing remains central to our future as a high value, high skill employer and we now have an ideal opportunity to ensure this is widely recognised. As one of the UK’s leading business organisations EEF has a key role to play in both shaping policy and enhancing its business services. “