Development Director Steve Hobbs and Commercial Director Bart Simpson have been appointed as additional members of the Delcam plc board of directors. At the same time, Clive Martell has been given a new position on the board as operations director.
The remainder of the Delcam board continues to consist of Chairman Peter Miles, Managing Director Hugh Humphreys, Technical Director Ed Lambourne, and Company Secretary Kulwant Singh, plus Non-Executive Director Geoffrey McFarland.
Noting the company’s rapid growth over the past few years, its more than 500 direct employees in Birmingham and at subsidiaries in Europe, North America, and Asia, additional staff of 200-plus in Delcam’s European and Asian joint ventures, and a worldwide customer base approaching 25,000 in a wide range of industries, MD Humphreys believes that “this expansion of Delcam’s management team will enable us to better manage all the opportunities that we have and so give the best possibility for our rapid growth to continue.”
As operations director, Clive Martell will be responsible for day-to-day management of the company’s commercial operations. Glenn McMinn continues as president of Delcam North America, managing operations in the United States and Canada, and Tim Mitchell remains Asian business development director. Chris Edwards has been made European business development director in addition to UK sales director, the post he already held.
In the new position of commercial director, Bart Simpson continues to be responsible for marketing and international technical support. In addition, he takes on sales and market development activities for the more specialized areas of the Delcam product range, including PowerInspect inspection software, the Crispin products for the footwear industry, PartMaker CAM systems for turn-mill equipment and Swiss-type lathes, and the new range of software for the dental industry.
Steve Hobbs’ appointment to the board recognizes his success in leading the development of Delcam’s machining software. He is now responsible for the future development of the PowerMill, FeatureCAM, and PartMaker software families, a broad offering that has helped establish the company as the world’s leading specialist supplier of CAM software and services, according to the CIMdata rankings. In addition, Hobbs retains his responsibilities for the development of ArtCAM and PowerInspect and for the specialist services provided by the Professional Services Group and the Bespoke Software Development Group.