International Sales and Marketing board
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, Chief Executive, joined the Renishaw graduate scheme in 1996 and became Director and General Manager for the Laser and Calibration Products Division in 2007. He holds a degree in physics from the University of Oxford and an MBA from the University of Bath. In 2014 William subsequently became Director and General Manager of the Machine Tool Products Division. 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.
In February 2018 William was appointed Chief Executive, taking over from Sir David McMurtry. William is responsible for the product divisions, overseas sales subsidiaries and human resources.
Group Finance Director
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 and Wotton Travel Ltd. He is also responsible for the metrology regulatory and quality assurance functions and corporate social responsibility.
Managing Director, Renishaw D-A-CH
Rainer Lotz, Managing Director, Renishaw D-A-CH, 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.
President and Representative Director, Renishaw KK
Sean Hymas, President and Representative director, Renishaw KK, joined Renishaw in 1989 following a year's placement between 1987 and 1988. He has over 25 years' experience of international sales, channel management and business development. In 2008, Sean transferred to Renishaw KK to further develop sales and new market sectors in Japan. He was later appointed President of Renishaw KK and became a member of the International Sales and Marketing Board in December 2012.
President, APAC & EMEA
Jean-Marc Meffre, President, APAC & EMEA, 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 and was appointed Managing Director for all the operations in the Far East (except Japan) and Australasia. In April 2018 he became President for the APAC and EMEA regions. Jean-Marc was appointed as a member of the International Sales and Marketing Board in 2008 and the Executive Board in October 2018.
Managing Director, Renishaw UK & RoW
Rhydian Pountney, Managing Director, Renishaw UK & RoW, 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.
President, Renishaw Americas
Leo Somerville, President, Renishaw Americas, 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 Americas in April 2018.
Head of Global Additive Manufacturing
Clive Martell, Head of Global Additive Manufacturing, joined Renishaw in 2015. 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 represents Renishaw on the steering group for the UK National Strategy for Additive Manufacturing. He was appointed as a member of the International Sales and Marketing Board in 2015.