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Flann Microwave appoints new COO

Posted on 17 May 2019 and read 1145 times
Flann Microwave appoints new COOBodmin-based Flann Microwave has announced the appointment of Ian Crane as its new chief operating officer.

He takes over the leadership of the company from James Watts, who is stepping down after nine years as chief executive.

Mr Crane has almost 50 years of high-level engineering and management expertise, more than 40 of which have been with Flann.

With a 69-strong team, the company has a 60-year track record of innovation that has seen it secure a leading position in the design and manufacture of precision RF (radio frequency) and microwave components.

Ian Crane originally joined Flann as an engineering graduate to work with the company’s founder — Bernard Fleming — and went on to become a key figure in the business.

He said: “I’m delighted to be taking on the leadership of Flann Microwave at an exciting time for the company.

“There is a hugely talented team of people here. I look forward to working closely with them, our customers and industry partners, as we build upon our global market-leading position and explore new opportunities for our technology.”

Company chairman Colleen Fleming said: “Throughout its history, quality and performance have been the hallmarks of Flann Microwave, with innovation, commitment to engineering expertise, attention to detail and customer service right at the heart of the business and its people.

“Ian is an exceptional manager and engineer, with a deep insight into the company and its values.

“I am delighted that he will be leading the company.”