Specialist fire detection solutions manufacturer Apollo Fire Detectors has appointed Steve Brown as the company’s new managing director with regional responsibility for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Brown brings with him “an excellent record” of growth and business transformation in his previous roles, joining Apollo from ITW where he served as group president of the International Catering Equipment division.
Brown read Engineering at the University of Cambridge and gained an MSc in Aeronautics from Cranfield. His career history includes positions as senior engineer in research at British Aerospace and as project manager for a UK-based consultancy before he joined ITW in France. At ITW, Brown led a number of companies across many different countries, in turn overseeing more than 1,000 employees.
Commenting on his new appointment, Brown told Risk UK: “I’m looking forward to building on Apollo’s founding values and traditions, gaining a deeper understanding of our customers and increasing our worldwide presence to position the business as a truly global company.”
He continued: “These are exciting times for us with the imminent launch of our new SOTERIA range which represents an important step in strengthening our position as an innovation leader within our business sector. Apollo is a great company with great people, great products and a fine heritage. I intend to build on this success story as we continue to evolve towards being a company with global reach, while maintaining deep local roots in our markets.”