North Appoints New CEO
North has appointed Glen Williams to the position of Group CEO. This appointment will help to drive growth within the business as it looks to further consolidate and strengthen its market position.
North was formed from five UK technology, internet of things, networking and safety and security providers brought together via a series of mergers and acquisitions to create a group at the forefront of the smart integrated technologies market.
North is backed by Aliter Capital, a specialist investment firm based in Glasgow and London. Aliter’s strategy is to develop North as a modern and progressive operator, with a focus on the Internet of Things (IoT), Networking and Connectivity, and Safety and Security.
Williams joins from Allvotec where he was the CEO of the channel-only services provider, having previously led the successful sale of Damovo in 2018. Glen brings with him broad experience in global IT and strategic partnerships, having held a number of senior management roles at Dell, Computacenter and Lenovo.
Williams said: “North is at a pivotal time in its evolution. The bringing together of five market leaders, with the clear strategy of building the UK’s leading IoT, Networking and Connectivity and Safety and Security provider is an exciting challenge and I am looking forward to tapping into the market’s significant growth opportunities.
“North is already an established player in the provision of smart technology solutions and is perfectly positioned to take advantage of the opportunities that exist today and in the future in areas such as 5G and IoT.”
Aliter Founding Partner and North Non-Executive Chairman, Greig Brown, added:
“We’re delighted to bring Glen on board to lead the newly formed North business. With the launch of the North brand building on the successful integration of the acquired businesses and with a strong order book, we are targeting significant organic and inorganic growth across several established and emerging markets. With Glen’s track record in the industry, combined with North’s position as a leading integrated technology provider, the business is well placed to achieve its strategic goals and build on the foundations created by the team.”
05 January 2021