Spirax-Sarco Engineering announces Jamie Pike as independent Non-Executive Director

– UK – Spirax-Sarco Engineering plc, the world leader in the control and efficient use of steam and inperistaltic and niche pumping, is pleased to announce the appointment of Jamie Pike as an independent Non-Executive Director with effect from 1st May 2014.  He will join the Audit, Remuneration and Nomination Committees. 

On 16th December 2013 we announced that Gareth Bullock had advised the Board that he would not seek re-election at the Annual General Meeting on 20th May 2014, after completing the nine year maximum tenure for assured independence, but that he would remain as Senior Independent Director until the AGM.  Jamie Pike has agreed to take over as the Senior Independent Director after the AGM, subject to his election by shareholders as required in respect of all newly appointed Directors.

Jamie Pike is Chairman of Lafarge Tarmac Limited, the leading construction materials and services company, Tyman plc, an international supplier of building products, and RPC Group, a plastic packaging company.  Jamie Pike joined Burmah Castrol in 1991 and was Chief Executive of Burmah Castrol Chemicals before leading the Foseco buy-out in 2001 and its subsequent flotation in 2005.  He was Chief Executive of Foseco plc until it was acquired in 2008.  Jamie Pike was educated at Oxford and holds an MBA from INSEAD.

Bill Whiteley, Chairman, commented, “I am delighted to welcome Jamie to the Board of Directors.  His broad industrial engineering and international business experience will benefit the further development of the Group.  Jamie’s skills as a Non-Executive and his good relationship with shareholders, place him in an ideal position to act as our Senior Independent Director”.

About Spirax-Sarco

Spirax-Sarco Engineering plc is the world leader in each of its two businesses, steam specialties and peristaltic and niche pumping. The steam specialties business provides a broad range of fluid control products, engineered packages, site services and systemsexpertise for a diverse range of industrial and institutional customers. The company helps its customers to improve productionefficiency, reduce energy costs, water usage and emissions, improve product quality and enhance the safety of theiroperations. Watson-Marlow is the global leader in peristaltic pumps, specialising in the design and manufacture of the most advance peristaltic and niche pumps, and tubing.  Watson-Marlow pumps offer the ideal solution for a wide variety of difficult pumping applications and are highly accurate, controllable and virtually maintenance free. The Group is headquartered inCheltenham, England, has strategically located manufacturing plants around the world and employs approximately 4,700 people,of whom around 1,300 are direct sales and service engineers. Its shares have been listed on the London Stock Exchange since 1959 (symbol: SPX).

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