David Lockwood leaves BT Global Services to become Laird Technologies' new CEO
St. Louis, Missouri, USA – Laird Technologies, Inc., a global technology company focused on providing components and solutions that protect electronic devices from electromagnetic interference and heat, and that enable connectivity through wireless applications and antenna systems has announced the appointment of David Lockwood, OBE as its new chief executive officer, CEO.
David brings considerable experience from a variety of market and technology sectors relevant to Laird Technologies’ business, particularly in wireless communication. He has experience in international operations, gained from his roles at GPT (Marconi), BAE Systems, Intense Ltd, a phototonics high-tech start-up, and Thales Corporation. Most recently in his role as vice president, Global Defense & Security at BT Global Services, he was responsible for the development and delivery of propositions to defence departments and security agencies worldwide as well as to major defence contractors.
“I am very pleased that David is joining Laird,” says Nigel Keen, executive chairman of Laird PLC. “His breadth of experience and knowledge of the markets in which Laird operates will help us to drive Laird forward and deliver on our medium to long-term targets.”
David Lockwood will take up the position at a date to be confirmed, and at that time Nigel Keen will resume his former role as non-executive chairman of Laird PLC.