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Cambridge Nanotherm appoints Howard Ford as chairman

Tech veteran to help guide international expansion

LED thermal management company Cambridge Nanotherm has appointed Howard Ford as chairman of the board to help drive the company's rapid growth into markets in Asia and the US.

Ford has held a number of key roles in high-profile technology companies including chief executive of BT Cellnet,  general manager of IBM's European PC business, and managing director of Equant Network Services before it was acquired by France Telecom in 2005. In addition to Cambridge Nanotherm, Howard currently holds the position of chairman with Display Data, Pyreos, Light Blue Optics and Filtronic plc.

"Howard has an outstanding track record in companies large and small. Both our employees and investors are delighted that he has agreed to join as we expand our product offering, customer base and geographical presence and continue to aggressively grow global sales," commented Ralph Weir, CEO.

"Howard's experience, both at the helm of multinational organisations and moulding tech start-ups into global players makes him the perfect fit for Cambridge Nanotherm as we reinforce our strategic direction and cement our position as one of the market leaders for LED thermal management."

"Cambridge Nanotherm is transforming the landscape of thermal management," added Ford. "I'm relishing the opportunity to bring my experience to bear on a company that is making such big waves in the LED market."

Cambridge Nanotherm's move to strengthen the board with this appointment follows on from the appointment of Ewald Braith as non-executive director in April.

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