CHESHIRE, England (July 10)—Ian A Martin was named chairman of SSL International P.L.C. and will begin running the company in September, when Stuart Wallis steps down. Wallis had planned to leave the medical glove and condom manufacturer July 31 at the conclusion of his contract, but agreed to remain as chairman until Martin joins the firm. Martin is currently chairman of Uniq P.L.C., a position he's held since 1995. He'll leave that post July 31. He's also non-executive chairman of 365 Corp. P.L.C., HLF Holdings Ltd. and Baxi Group Ltd. "Ian has extensive experience working with high profile brands in a marketing environment and will be a welcome addition to the board," Wallis said. "It has been a difficult period for SSL but the necessary actions have been taken to put the company on a strong footing to benefit from its leading market positions and strong brands. Ian will be leading a focused management team which I am confident will develop the full value of these assets."