Filtronic plc announced the appointment of Richard Gibbs as chief executive officer (CEO) beginning September 1.

Gibbs is an experienced director who has led businesses supplying semiconductor, RF and electronics subsystems to the telecom, aerospace, defense, medical, oil and gas markets.

He joins Filtronic from Micross Components Ltd, a company owned by private equity, where he has been managing director since 2016. Previously, Gibbs spent nine years at E2V Technologies, where he was group sales and marketing director and president of the RF product and hi-reliability semiconductors divisions. He also spent 20 years with Honeywell, 10 spent managing overseas operations.

Reg Gott, the chairman of Filtronic, said Gibbs “brings a wealth of relevant experience, technology and sector credentials to Filtronic and this, combined with his strong track record of business growth and development, position him well to provide the leadership required to deliver the next phase of our strategy.”

Gibbs said, “I am delighted to have the chance to join them (Filtronic) for the next stage in their development. I very much look forward to building on the established technology platforms and deep engineering knowledge to expand the current customer base and reach new and adjacent markets.”