Meet the Team – Head of Defence and Government Relations – Oct 2014

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Air Vice-Marshal David R. Hawkins-Leth CB LVO MBE DL RAF (Retd) Appointed Head of Defence and Government Relations

David, a graduate of the RMA Sandhurst and the NATO Defence College, comes to Coltraco from a military career in Royal Air Force Security. Formerly he was a Director of the Defence Fire Services, the Commandant General of the RAF Regiment and Director-General of RAF Security, Deputy Black Rod in the House of Lords within the UK Houses of Parliament and subsequently he held several consultancy appointments and Directorships. David is married to a Danish dental surgeon and they spend their time between their homes in the UK and Denmark when not travelling to other countries around the world. We wish David every success within the Coltraco family.

David says, “I am delighted to join and support Coltraco Ultrasonics. Its people, products and systems are of the very highest quality and its mission appeals me greatly, not least Coltraco’s commitment to be a leading British technology OEM of integrity. I look forward to supporting their growth in the Defence markets, particularly with Permalevel™ Multiplex, a system which will add to risk managing of sensitive Government installations, ordnance facilities, telecommunication and data centres. I look forward to building on the successful work undertaken by the company with the Royal Navy in the respective fields of clean agent suppression system monitoring and watertight integrity testing.”

Carl our Chief Executive says, “ I am delighted that David has joined the company. David is an inspiring leader who has kindly guided me across various matters for some years now. His kindness to my family is typical of his selfless encouragement to younger people. We have a clear aim to support Defence Forces globally with our unique capability mix across products and complex systems predicated on strong relationships that reflect our values and our wish to contribute to increased safety management at sea, on land and in the air. This will be ably led by David”

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