Melksham, UK – Avon Rubber has appointed Rob Rennie as chief executive officer with effect from 1 Dec – replacing Peter Slabbert who retired from the position on 30 Sept.
Rennie has held a number of senior positions at Invensys plc, most recently as president of its energy controls group.
The appointment followed an “in-depth external search process which was led by the chairman with the support of the nominations committee,”Avon said in a press release issued 1 Oct.
Andrew Lewis, the current group finance director, has been appointed interim chief executive with immediate effect until Rennie joins the group.
“Rob has an impressive track record of leadership in growing customer- and technology-led engineering and services businesses,” said chairman David Evans.
Rennie has a strong commercial background in sales and marketing in addition to his management skills, Evans added.