The Board of electricity storage system company RedFlow Limited (ASX:RFX) is pleased to announce the appointment of Ken Smith as a non-executive director, effective immediately.
RedFlow Chairman, Peter Pursey, said Mr Smith brings to the RedFlow Board a successful and proven background in strategic planning and sales and marketing.
“This is at a time when RedFlow has scaled up its own manufacturing, and is transitioning to outsourced manufacturing to meet expanded sales and marketing efforts both domestically and internationally,” Mr Pursey said.
“These skills and experience complement the existing Directors very well.”
Mr Pursey said Mr Smith was an experienced executive, director and company chairman.
“Primary among his relevant skills and experience is an 11 year term (1991-2001) with Century Yuasa Batteries, where he grew revenues over his term from $34 million to $225 million and led the Company to become the most successful battery manufacturer and market leader in the region,” he said.
“Ken Smith is an expert in business leadership with a proven track record in optimizing performance which will be of particular benefit to RedFlow as the Company executes its future growth plans.”
From early beginnings in Colgate Palmolive as Product Marketing Manager, Mr Smith spent over 14 years with ICI/Wellcome to become Divisional Manager before an 11 year career with Century Yuasa Batteries.
Mr Smith later co-founded CEO Dynamics in 2004 where he coached and mentored business executives to take advantage of market opportunities. He was also Managing Director of PQ Lifestyles for six years.
Mr Smith has served on a number of public company boards. He currently serves as Chairman of Protectabed Australia and as Chairman of the Moreton Bay Regional Housing Company. He also served as a Director of Brisbane Water for six years (2002 -2008).
Mr Smith has a Bachelor of Science from Melbourne University and a Masters of Business Administration from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT).
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