Oxford Instruments announces Steve Blair to its Board as upcoming Senior Independent Director

– UK, Abingdon – Oxford Instruments plc (LSE:OXIG), a leading provider of high-technology solutions, information and services for industry and research, is pleased to announce the appointment of Stephen Blair as an Independent Non-Executive Director. He will join the Board from 1 July 2017 and will also take on the role of Senior Independent Director.

Steve was most recently the Chief Executive of e2v, a manufacturer of sensors, radio frequency generators and semiconductors. E2v was a listed company until its recent acquisition by Teledyne Technologies in March 2017. Previously Steve was Business Group Director for Spectris plc. Steve has a breadth of experience covering established and high growth emerging markets, strategic planning and portfolio development. Steve holds a B.Eng (hons) in Electronic Engineering from the University of Sheffield.

Alan Thomson, Chairman, said: “We are delighted to welcome Steve to the Oxford Instruments Board as our Senior Independent Director. He brings with him broad operational experience and a sound technical understanding and we believe he will be a great asset to the Group as it continues to evolve and grow.”

Ian Barkshire, Chief Executive, said: “Steve has a proven track record in driving growth and brings with him highly relevant experience gained at a range of technology businesses. We look forward to working with him on the Board.”

For more information : http://www.oxford-instruments.com

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