Servomex has announced the appointment of Charles ‘Chuck’ Hurley to the position of Managing Director.

Hurley, 39, takes over the role from former managing director Chris Cottrell, who is retiring from his position after six years of leading Servomex through an unprecedented period of growth and success.

Cottrell, 65, is stepping down from his position to spend more time with his family and continue professionally with a number of non-executive positions.

He reflected, “It has been a privilege to be part of the Servomex team at such a pivotal time in its development.”

“The ongoing growth of the business is a source of great satisfaction and I thank all my colleagues across the world for their enthusiasm and support in bringing us to where we are today – the world expert in gas analysis. Additionally, I would like to thank Spectris for their ongoing support and commitment to the Servomex brand. As a long-term colleague of Chuck Hurley, I know that he will bring drive and energy to the continued development of this exceptional business.”

A former director of service with Zellweger Analytics and VP Service, Honeywell Analytics, Hurley joined Servomex in 2008 as general manager, Americas, before being promoted to director of Sales and Marketing in 2012.

“I am delighted to take up the position of Managing Director at Servomex, building on the success achieved by Chris to lead us to the next stage of our development”

Chuck Hurley, incoming Managing Director, Servomex

In his new position, Hurley will bring his proven experience in top-level strategic management to leading a global team of 375 staff, based in two technical centres and six regional business centres. He is also relocating to the UK as part of the role, where he will run operations from Servomex’s UK Technical Centre in Crowborough, East Sussex. He assumes the position of Managing Director on 8th July.

“I am delighted to take up the position of Managing Director at Servomex, building on the success achieved by Chris to lead us to the next stage of our development,” enthused Hurley. “Servomex has ambitious goals as we continue to grow presence and market share, with initiatives and innovations that will continue to place the customer at the very centre of our business focus. Leading Servomex forward is a great honour and I look forward to be part of its future success.”

In terms of the unprecedented growth experienced under Cottrell, his achievements since joining Servomex in 2008 include leading the company to establish a global network of business centres, including the opening of new centres in Shanghai, São Paulo, Zoetermeer and Mumbai, and the building of a new state-of-the-art Technical Centre in the UK.

Further, under Cottrell’s leadership Servomex completed the acquisitions of the Contrôle Analytique and Delta F analyser businesses and their integration into Servomex, while there has also been the launch of key products including the SERVOTOUGH Laser series, SERVOTOUGH Oxy, SERVOPRO MultiExact and SERVOTOUGH SpectraScan analysers, and the creation of the Hummingbird Sensing Technology brand.