Camden changes hands, new team in place - Embedded.com

Camden changes hands, new team in place

LONDON — Managing Director Nicola Kay has purchased Camden Electronics from Andy Hatter and has established a new management team which includes Ian Alexander as sales director and Ryan Wilkinson as financial director supported by Martin Reader as operations manager and Caroline McKeggie as purchasing and quality manager. Hatter remains a consultant to the company.

Kay, who joined the company earlier in the year intends to capitalize on the potential of the Camden brand by furthering the development of worldwide markets for the company's interconnection and enclosure products.

“Camden (St. Albans, England) is a well known and well established brand with a significant share of the U.K. market for PCB terminal blocks. There is huge potential for increasing market penetration of these and our other product lines on an international basis through the development of a worldwide OEM and distribution customer base. Exports already represent around 30% of our turnover but I believe we can increase this significantly in a relatively short space of time,” said Kay.

“Camden’s new senior management team will be strengthening alliances with our suppliers and distributors to reinvigorate the business and provide even better service for customers. Our strategy includes expansion of the field sales team, capitalizing on our extensive market knowledge, and provision of enhanced technical support and engineering services.”

Wilkinson, a qualified chartered accountant, who was a lead advisor to the shareholders prior to joining as financial director and brings with him 11 years in industrial corporate finance.

Alexander has spent 35 years in the electronics industry with extensive engineering and technical experience. For 15 years he has spearheaded sales at Camden.

Reader joined Camden in 1999 and has 15 years experience in warehouse management including retail logistics management. He provides a high level of commercial awareness to the Camden warehouse team.

McKeggie joined Camden in 1991 originally as quality consultant and her responsibilities now include ensuring that stocks are maintained at optimum levels.

Camden Electronics is manufacturer and supplier of PCB terminal blocks, fuses and fuseholders, sealed lead acid batteries, LEDs, miniature switches, interface modules, enclosures, IC & PLCC sockets and relay bases.

Camden Electronics' new management team, (from left): Martin Reader, Ryan Wilkinson, Nicola Kay, Ian Alexander, Carolyn McKeggie

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