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 16 countries to provide global coverage.
The senior management team of Smiths Detection reflects the international organisation, with a strong group of experienced managers heading regional operations that serve our key markets and a skilled central team responsible for the main functional activities.
Richard Ingram was appointed President of Smiths Detection in May 2014, following 25 years in leadership roles in the aerospace, automotive and oil industries. He joined from Zodiac Aerospace, where he had been a divisional CEO, based in France. Before that he had spent nine years with the Goodrich Corporation where he had become divisional president of Goodrich Engine Control and Electrical Power Systems. Previously he held management roles at LucasVariety Automotive and Shell UK.
Tony Tielen was appointed regional VP for Europe, Middle East and Africa in May 2015. 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.
Nathan Manzi began his Smiths Detection career in New Zealand in 2004, delivering major projects to customs and aviation security businesses, later rising to become the company’s managing director for Asia. Based at the Smiths Detection Asia Pacific HQ in Singapore, Nathan is now responsible for all sales and business results in the Asia region – excluding India.
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.
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Matt Clark joined Smiths Detection in 2003, being appointed Vice President, Technology & Product Development 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.
Diana Houghton joined Smiths Detection in 2013, currently serving as Vice President Strategy & Communication. She is a corporate development and strategy specialist with extensive corporate finance expertise. She spent six years as the corporate development director of Allied Domecq and has worked as a consultant to investment banks and private equity houses.
Henrik Akerson joined Smiths Detection in August 2016 as Vice President of Global Operations. Immediately prior to joining Detection, he worked at Gardner Denver Inc.as operations director for the EMEA region. Previously he worked for IMI plc and held a number of roles spanning operations and business development. Henrik is an expert in production, quality management logistics and manufacturing engineering.
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.
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.
Adam Ramsay was appointed Divisional General Counsel in May 2015. Before that he had been General Counsel at Edwards Group, a NASDAQ-listed semiconductor manufacturer. Adam has held senior in-house roles in a number of public and private equity owned businesses in a variety of sectors including oil and gas, engineering and outsourcing.
With employees in over 21 countries, ours careers are challenging and rewarding in equal measure. As you’d expect from an international company, we offer competitive salaries and benefits packages with plenty of opportunities for you to grow and develop your career.