Key Technology has announced that John 'Jack' Ehren has been elected to succeed David Camp as president and chief executive officer of the group, with the latter remaining in a consulting role over the next year.
In his new role, Ehren will be responsible for leading strategies that bring Key's automated inspection, specialised conveying, product preparation systems and service to customers across the world.
"During the past four years, Jack has demonstrated strong leadership within the company," said Camp. "He has broad operating experience and a deep understanding of the industry and our business. His passion for the company and its customers and his vision for Key’s future make him an ideal choice going forward. I am pleased that the board has elected to transition leadership of Key to a person of Jack’s capabilities and character."
Ehren, who has been with the process automation system designer and manufacturer since 2008, expressed his excitement at his new role.
"I am excited to have the opportunity to lead Key as we pursue our vision of technology innovation and excellence," he said. "The company is an industry leader with a blue-chip customer base thanks to our talented work force, exceptional equipment, and commitment to superior service. I look forward to helping Key achieve new levels of performance."