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27 May, 2014 - 08:24 By News Desk

Ubisense makes changes at the top


Tracking technology business Ubisense has announced a shake-up at board level in a changing of the guard among its non-executive directors.

The Cambridge UK specialist in location intelligence (RTLI) solutions has appointed ex-Ricardo senior executive Ian Kershaw to the board as a non-exec.

Kershaw is a managing director of Ricardo Strategic Consulting, part of the global engineering and environmental consulting company, Ricardo plc.

His previous roles have included production management at Rolls-Royce & Bentley Motor Cars, product engineering at Perkins Engines and performance improvement management consulting at Arthur D Little.

Existing board members, J. Keith Lomas and Dick Newell will step down from their roles as non-executive directors with immediate effect, following five and seven years of service, respectively.

Ubisense CEO Richard Green said Kershaw’s arrival was timely as the company stepped up its global expansion plans.

Ricardo's services include strategic consulting through to niche high performance product assembly, employing over 2,100 professional consultants, engineers, scientists and support staff worldwide.

Its client list includes the world's major transportation Original Equipment Manufacturers, supply chain organisations, energy companies, financial institutions and governments.

Green said: “I would like to take this opportunity to welcome Ian and thank Keith and Dick for their significant contributions over the past years. As we accelerate our growth into high value manufacturing markets, Ian Kershaw's strategic insights and experience will provide valuable support to the Board and our global operational team.”

Ubisense technology is used by a number of world-leading blue chip customers such as AGCO, Airbus, Aston Martin, BMW, Cablevision, Daimler, Deutsche Telekom, Duke Energy, John Deere, MINI and VW.

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