Electrosonic names new executive chairman of the board11 July 2016
Electrosonic has appointed Steve Leyland as the executive chairman of the Electrosonic board.
Leyland has been a non-executive director and advisor on the Electrosonic board since July 2015 and takes over from Philip Aminoff, who has served as chairman of the board for the last 14 years and remains a director of the board, and chairman of Electrosonic’s parent company Helectron Oy Ab.
Leyland brings experience in the fields of AV systems, unified communications and telecoms. He was a member of the Barco executive leadership team as well as leading Barco’s control rooms and simulation division back to profit. Prior to that, he was president, EMEA for Polycom where he tripled revenue during his tenure. Leyland also held senior executive roles at Intel Corporation in Europe and Dialogic Corporation in the USA.
Leyland commented: “Throughout my time on the Electrosonic board as non-executive director, I have learnt a lot about Electrosonic and their values. I strongly endorse their philosophy of putting the customer at the heart of all operations. It will be an honour for me to become executive chairman and I look forward to being part of the team and continuing to grow the company.”
“I am delighted that Steve has accepted to take on the role as executive chairman,” stated Philip Aminoff. “Steve is extremely commercially orientated with significant international experience. Through his role as non-executive director and previous roles within the AV industry, he has a deep understanding of Electrosonic’s operations, culture and ethos.”