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International Sales and Marketing board

Renishaw International Sales and Marketing Board 2017

John Deer

IR page bios - John Deer

Deputy Chairman

John Deer, Deputy Chairman, trained as a mechanical engineer and worked for Rolls-Royce plc, Bristol, from 1960 to 1974. He was Managing Director of Renishaw from 1974 to 1989, primarily involved in the commercial direction of the Group, with particular emphasis on marketing and the establishment of the Group's wholly-owned subsidiaries in the USA, Ireland, Japan, Germany, France and Italy. John and Sir David McMurtry were members of the four-man team of Renishaw engineers honoured with the MacRobert Award in 1987. In 2012 John was awarded the Swan Medal by the Institute of Physics jointly with Sir David McMurtry for their role in founding Renishaw and leading it to become one of the world's principal manufacturers of metrology equipment. In September 2014 John was awarded an honorary fellowship at the University of South Wales for his contribution to UK manufacturing. In October 2014 John and Sir David were jointly honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award at Gloucestershire Business Awards. John is responsible for Group manufacturing and Group quality.

William Lee

IR page bios - William LeeChief Executive

William joined Renishaw in 1997 and became Director and General Manager for the laser and calibration products line in 2007. He holds a degree in physics from Oxford University and an MBA from Bath University. In 2014 William subsequently became Director and General Manager of the machine tool products line. In December 2015 William was appointed to the new role of Director of Group Sales and Marketing and became a member of the Executive Board. He was appointed to the Board of Renishaw plc in August 2016. William is responsible for Group sales and marketing and is chair of the overseas marketing subsidiaries.

In February 2018 William was appointed Chief Executive, taking over from Sir David McMurtry.

Allen Roberts

IR page bios - Allen RobertsGroup Finance Director and Company Secretary

Allen Roberts, FCA, Group Finance Director, qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1972 and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. Before joining Renishaw in 1979, he was employed for 11 years by Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co. He was appointed a director of Renishaw plc in 1980. Allen heads Group finance, business systems, human resources and Wotton Travel Ltd. He is also responsible for the metrology regulatory and quality assurance functions. Allen reports to the Board on corporate social responsibility matters.

Rainer Lotz

IR page bios - Rainer LotzManaging Director, Renishaw D-A-CH

Rainer joined Renishaw in 2006. He has over 20 years' experience in related positions, and is responsible for Renishaw's operations in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. He was appointed to the International Sales and Marketing Board in 2008.

Sean Hymas

IR page bios - Sean HymasPresident and Representative Director, Renishaw KK

Sean joined Renishaw in 1989 following a year's sandwich placement between 1987 and 1988. He has over 25 years' experience of international sales, marketing and product management. In 2008 Sean moved to Japan to further drive sales and marketing at Renishaw KK. He was later appointed President of Renishaw KK and became a member of the International Sales and Marketing Board in December 2012.

Jean-Marc Meffre

IR page bios - Jean-Marc MeffreManaging Director, Far East & Southern Europe

Jean-Marc joined Renishaw in 1988 as Managing Director of Renishaw France. He holds a master's degree in Economics and Marketing. Jean-Marc moved to Renishaw Hong Kong in 1997, where he is now responsible for all the operations in the Far East (except Japan), Australasia and Southern Europe. Jean-Marc was appointed as a member of the International Sales and Marketing Board in 2008.

Rhydian Pountney

IR page bios - Rhydian PountneyManaging Director, Renishaw UK & ROW

Rhydian joined Renishaw in 1979. He has over 30 years' experience in sales and marketing, and is responsible for sales in the UK and 11 overseas operations, including India and Russia. Rhydian is UK Chair of the Technology Collaboration in Advanced Engineering working group of the UK-India joint economic and trade committee. Rhydian was appointed as a member of the International Sales and Marketing Board in 2008.

Leo Somerville

IR page bios - Leo SomervillePresident, Renishaw North America

Leo Joined Renishaw in 1984. He initially served as Business Manager for machine tool probing and calibration products at Renishaw, Inc. Leo later became President of Renishaw, Inc. in 1993, and was appointed to the Executive Board in 2004. He was appointed as a member of the International Sales and Marketing Board in 2008. Leo became President, Renishaw North America upon a reorganisation of the regional management in 2016.

Clive Martell

IR page bios - Clive MartellHead of Global Additive Manufacturing

Clive joined Renishaw in 2015 as Head of Global Additive Manufacturing. He is responsible for the strategy and direction of Renishaw's additive manufacturing. Clive started out as a graduate engineer with Delcam plc, where he managed to progress to CEO of the company. He managed the transition of Delcam from an AIM listed company to a division of Autodesk, Inc. and has over 30 years' experience in advanced engineering and international sales. Clive was appointed as a member of the International Sales and Marketing Board in 2015.