International audio-visual systems integration and service solutions company, Electrosonic, has appointed Steve Leyland as the Executive Chairman of the Electrosonic board.
Leyland, who has served as a non-executive director on the Electrosonic board since July 2015, has extensive of experience in the fields of audio-visual systems, unified communications and telecoms internationally at a senior level. As part of Barco’s executive leadership team he lead Barco's Control Rooms & Simulation Division back to profit. He served as President, Europe, Middle East & Africa for Polycom where he tripled revenues. Leyland has also held senior executive roles at Intel Corporation in Europe and Dialogic Corporation in the USA.
"Throughout my time on the Electrosonic board as non-executive director, I have learnt a lot about Electrosonic and their values, ” said Leyland (right). “I strongly endorse their philosophy of putting the customer at the heart of all operations. It will be an honour for me to become Executive Chairman and I look forward to being part of the team and continuing to grow the company."
Commenting on the announcement, Philip Aminoff, who has served as Chairman of the Electrosonic board for the last 14 years, said, "I am delighted that Steve has accepted to take on the role as Executive Chairman. Steve is extremely commercially orientated with significant international experience. Through his role as non-executive director and previous roles within the AV industry, he has a deep understanding of Electrosonic's operations, culture and ethos." Aminoff remains a director of the board and chairman of Electrosonic's parent company Helectron Oy Ab.