New Managing Director EMEA for Apollo Fire Detectors

16 Jun 2015 / 15:54

World-leading independent fire detection manufacturer, Apollo Fire Detectors, has appointed Steve Brown as its new Managing Director with regional responsibility for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

Steve has an excellent record of growth and business transformation in his previous roles, and joins Apollo from ITW, where he was Group President of the International Catering Equipment division.

Steve read Engineering at the University of Cambridge and gained an MSc in Aeronautics from Cranfield. His career history includes positions as Senior Engineer in research at British Aerospace, and Project Manager for a UK-based consultancy, before joining ITW in France. At ITW, Steve led a number of companies across many countries, overseeing over 1000 employees.

Commenting on his appointment, Steve said: “I’m looking forward to building on Apollo’s founding values and traditions, gaining a deeper understanding of our customers and increasing our worldwide presence to position Apollo as a truly global company.  These are exciting times for us with the imminent launch of our new SOTERIA™ range - an important step in strengthening our position as innovation leader within our industry. Apollo is a great company, with great people, great products and a fine heritage. I intend to build on this success story, as we continue to evolve towards a company with global reach, and deep local roots in our markets.” 

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