MELKSHAM, England—Avon Rubber has appointed Rob Rennie as its new CEO, effective Dec. 1. He replaces Peter Slabbert who retired on Sept. 30.
Andrew Lewis, the current group finance director, has been appointed interim chief executive with immediate effect until Rennie joins the group.
“Rob has an impressive track record of leadership in growing customer- and technology-led engineering and services businesses,” Chairman David Evans said.
Rennie has held a number of senior positions at Invensys P.L.C., most recently as president of its energy controls group. Avon said Rennie has a strong commercial background in sales and marketing in addition to his management skills.
The appointment followed an in-depth external search process that was led by the chairman with the support of the nominations committee, Avon said in a news release.