About Smiths Detection

A global leader in threat detection and security screening technologies

Every minute of every day, Smiths Detection’s threat detection and security screening technology helps to protect people and infrastructure, making the world a safer place.

We deliver the solutions needed to protect society from the threat and illegal passage of explosives, prohibitive weapons, contraband, biological threats, toxic chemicals and narcotics.

Our goal is simple – to provide the security, peace of mind and freedom of movement upon which the world depends.

Global coverage and support

Smiths Detection’s global presence, combined with strong relationships with distributors and representatives, provides customers with sales and service support around the world. We have manufacturing facilities established in France, Germany, Malaysia, the UK and USA, with some of these also serving as R&D centres of excellence. Sales and Service centres in 17 countries to provide global coverage.

Roland Carter
Roland Carter

Roland Carter

President

Roland has been with Smiths Group for 27 years, holding numerous roles within the business. He was appointed as Smiths Detection President in February 2018, in addition to his role as President, Asia Pacific for Smiths Group. Prior to this, he was Managing Director for Smiths Connectors for ten years, before becoming President, Smiths Interconnect in 2014.

Roland is a Chartered Engineer, holding both a Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and Master’s degree in electronics. He has worked and lived in France, Germany and Slovenia, as well as working extensively in the USA and Asia, in a broad range of roles servicing varied industries.

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Tony Tielen
Tony Tielen

Tony Tielen

Vice President Europe & Africa, and Marketing

Tony Tielen was appointed regional Vice President for Europe, Middle East and Africa in May 2015. In 2019, Tony took on the role of Vice President Marketing in addition to retaining his role of Vice President for Europe and Africa. He was previously with Honeywell where he held various general management and senior sales roles, most recently as VP for the Engineered Field Solutions business.

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Jerome de Chassey
Jerome de Chassey

Jerome de Chassey

Vice President Asia-Pacific & Middle East

Jerome joined Smiths Detection as General Manager for India operations in 2016, before being appointed Vice President APAC region in 2018, and Middle East in 2019.  Jerome’s career has seen him work across the US, EMEA and APAC regions, gaining significant experience in strategy, innovation and growth acceleration.

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Shan Hood
Shan Hood

Shan Hood

President, Smiths Detection Inc. Americas

Shan Hood was appointed President, Americas in November 2017, having been Vice President, Product & Technology for Smiths Detection since 2014. He had joined Smiths Group division Flex-Tek in 1986 as a mechanical engineer and was appointed general manager of its Industrial division in 1994. He subsequently held the role of VP – Sales & Marketing for Flex-Tek before becoming VP – Business Development where he was responsible for the development of Flex-Tek’s strategic goals, vision and growth.

Smiths Detection Americas  operates under an SSA agreement. Read more here.

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Matt Clark
Matt Clark

Matt Clark

Vice President, Technology

Matt Clark joined Smiths Detection in 2003, being appointed Vice President, Technology in November 2017. He has extensive experience in technology and product development, and project management. Prior to joining Smiths Detection, Matt had a 7 year career in the Australian Navy as an Electronics Engineer.

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Christophe Jollivel
Christophe Jollivel

Christophe Jollivel

Vice President Operations

Christophe Jollivel joined the Smiths Detection leadership team Operations Vice President in February 2020. He joined Smiths Group in March 2019 Group Director Production Excellence. Christophe  bring with him over 20 years experience in roles across operations management and from the automotive industry.

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Kini Pathmanathan
Kini Pathmanathan

Kini Pathmanathan

Vice President Human Resources

Kini Pathmanathan joined Smiths Detection in April 2017 as Vice President of Human Resources. She had previously worked at Thales where she held a number of senior HR roles, most recently as Vice President of Human Resources for their UK business.

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Alain McInnes
Alain McInnes

Alain McInnes

Chief Financial Officer

Since 2006 Alain has held a number of positions within Smiths Group before being appointed the Chief Financial Officer in August 2017. Prior to joining Smiths Group, Alain worked for 9 years at British Airways.

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James Down
James Down

James Down

General Legal Counsel

James Down was appointed Divisional General Counsel in May 2021. He joined Smiths in December 2016 as Head of M&A Legal and in April 2018 assumed the role of General Counsel, Corporate.

James started his career in the London office of the international law firm, Lovells and, prior to joining Smiths, held senior legal roles at SABMiller plc. During this time, he worked on several global M&A transactions, most notably SABMiller’s pan-African joint venture with Coca-Cola and the takeover of SABMiller by Anheuser-Busch InBev.

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Mark Miedema
Mark Miedema

Mark Miedema

VP Global Service

Mark joined Smiths Detection as Vice President Global Service in April 2021. Mark joined from Bombardier Transportation where he lead their service business across EMEA and India. Before that he spend 15 years at Honeywell in various general management positions across their Transportation Controls divisions. He was a VP GM for their combustion business and lead the post merger integration of the Smart Energy business after the acquisition of Elster. He started his career at GE in a variety of commercial roles.

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