Seaward Electronic has appointed a new vice president and chief operating officer to lead the expansion and growth of its US operations.
Sean Daley takes up the role after building a successful career working with businesses across the US including a recent role as an international regional sales manager for an emergency power system manufacturer and supplier.
A business management and marketing graduate from Lindenwood University in St. Louis, he brings considerable industry experience and expertise in lighting, surge protection and electrical products to the role. He has worked on both the manufacturing and distribution side of business as well as taking on commercial development, technical and sales management tasks and responsibilities in an extensive and varied career.
In joining Seaward Group USA, Sean will be leading a team from the company’s Tampa Bay, Florida head office at a time when there are major opportunities to develop current and new markets across the country on the back of sector leading products, new launches and technical innovation.
He says: “Seaward’s history, reputation and leadership were major attractions to me and I’m excited to be working alongside people who share my vision for quality, customer service and innovation.
“This is an exciting time for the business and the opportunities to develop it further are huge – our future is bright and Seaward’s reputation for technical innovation will be a continuing part of our success. Together with creating products customers want, we will secure our position as a trusted industry adviser by becoming the gold standard for technical support and customer service.”
Seaward is part of Metrawatt’s GMC Instrumentation Group, a collaboration of separate specialist test equipment manufacturing businesses based in Germany, Switzerland and the USA.
Chris Callan, CEO at Seaward, says: “We would like to welcome Sean to Seaward and very much looking forward to working with him. We believe that strengthening the US management team with this new appointment provides the basis for continued growth for Seaward and benefit of our international customer base.”
Employing around 170 people, the Seaward Group is a market leading manufacturer of electronic test and measurement instruments used in a wide variety of electrical, medical, industrial and energy sector applications.
Seaward Group USA supplies a wide range of electrical safety instruments to ensure the safety of any product or appliance from the design, compliance and manufacturing stages through to servicing repair and calibration. This includes advanced technology laboratory and production line testers capable of carrying out hi-pot, ground bond and a variety of other tests, as well as EMC test equipment. Based in Florida, the company has an extensive national US sales, service and calibration capability.