Wed 28 July 2010
Chris Marshall Appointed President & CEO of ECCO Group
ECCO Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Chris Marshall as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Group from January, 1 2010. Chris was previously the Managing Director of Vision Alert, ECCO Group’s European Headquarters based in Leeds, England.
Chris joined Vision Alert as Sales and Marketing Director in 2002 and became Managing Director in 2004. His prior experience included senior positions at Hella Ltd. and Lucas Industries as well as service as a Royal Naval Aircrew Officer. For the past eight years, Chris has overseen Vision Alert’s growth and development, which now employs 112 people and services over 60 countries including Europe, Africa, the Middle East and the Indian sub-continent.
Taking over the role of CEO from Ed Zimmer, who retired in October 2009, Chris Marshall explained, "This is a very exciting move for both myself and my family. Berwind was eager to ensure continuity within the Group following Ed’s departure and I’m delighted that I have been given this opportunity. The Group is immensely strong, but in an ever-changing environment I am looking to secure the Group’s sustainable growth and development strategies for the future". Denis Conlon, Head of Berwind Industrial Products commented, "It was vital that we found the right person to take over from where Ed Zimmer left off. It is a tribute to the Group that we were able to find a person from within to fulfill this role".