INDEPENDENT systems integrators ITI has appointed Mark Hardy as chairman.
Mark has spent the last few years as an independent advisor to private equity investors, industrial technology companies and start-up businesses.
Commenting on the appointment, Andrew Mills, chief executive officer, said: “I am delighted to welcome Mark to the ITI Group during this exciting phase of our company’s expansion.
“His digital operations and safety & control experience, combined with in-depth knowledge of our markets, aligns with our business objectives and growth strategy.
“Mark’s relationships and network with many of our blue-chip customers and suppliers will be particularly beneficial as we look to expand our offering and deliver digital transformation in a rapidly changing world.”
Mark’s new role will sit between the ITI executive board and the company’s investors, Alcuin Capital Partners.
He will be responsible for managing shareholder relations, providing guidance on strategic decision making and ensuring the optimal performance of the business, all aligned to maximising benefits for ITI’s significant customer base.
Mark said: “I have admired ITI for a number of years, they are already well established and recognised as a highly skilled and innovative company in the industry, and this truly is an exciting time to join.
“The world around us is changing, with technology being at the forefront of that evolution, and we have a real opportunity to help customers gain real tangible business benefits from applying technology alongside ITI’s significant domain expertise to enhance their operations.”
ITI has offices in Aberdeen, Alcester, Glasgow, Sheffield and Warrington.