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Article Date: 8th April 2016

Eaton Appoints David Hicks as Technical Director of Security Products

Security Products - Access Control - Intruder Detection - Alarm Systems

Eaton Security - David Hicks

Eaton has appointed David Hicks as technical director of security products to oversee the continuing development of new technology in the business.

Leading a team of engineers at the power management company’s security innovation centre in Mitcheldean, Gloucestershire, Hicks’ primary objective is to design and develop next-generation security products. He is also responsible for ensuring the existing portfolio is continually updated to meet the needs of building owners and managers, security installers and people occupying commercial and residential buildings.

“The engineering team here is highly skilled and experienced and I’m delighted to join them,” said Hicks. “There’s a real sense of energy. We have exciting plans to build on our strengths and continue to innovate so that our customers can benefit from security products that offer maximum reliability, excellent aesthetics, intuitive operation and full compliance with evolving regulations and standards.

“The growing convergence of different technologies into smart and cohesive systems is a particularly exciting area and I look forward to exploring the synergies that can be developed with other parts of Eaton.”

Hicks, who lives with his wife and two children in South Wales, is a Chartered Electrical Engineer. He joins Eaton from GE, where he was a product manager within the oil and gas division, developing data analytics solutions for subsea oil production environments. Prior to that, Hicks was a technical director at Halma, where he was responsible for the design and development of radio telemetry equipment.

Eaton offers a wide range of third-party tested security products covering access control, lone worker protection and intruder detection and alarm systems, incorporating the popular Menvier and Scantronic product lines. Recent launches include the i-on40 kits, flush keypad, external sounder, internal sounder and the i-on1000EXKP, the latest addition to Eaton’s industry-leading intruder alarm control panel range.

Commenting on the appointment, Tony Walsh, business leader for Eaton Security, stated: “As we move into the next phase of development we are bringing more functionality and connectivity into our security products so it is a great advantage to bring someone with David’s wide technical experience on board.”

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