Ron Krisanda to be Exec Chairman of Survitec

Survitec has announced the appointment of Ron Krisanda as Executive Chairman for its worldwide life-saving equipment business.

Krisanda will drive a strategic plan to focus on customer needs and profitable growth. In this newly created role, he will lead both the Survitec Board of Directors and the Executive Management Team.

Krisanda has extensive business experience, including the roles of Chairman, President, CEO and COO across various global manufacturing and service businesses.

He has experience with both public-traded companies as a corporate officer and with private equity-owned organisations, leading their executive teams.

Most recently, Krisanda was CEO of Quality Metalcraft – Experi-Metal, Inc., a provider of highly engineered, metal formed assemblies for the automotive and aerospace sectors. He has been a member of its Board of Directors since 2015 and will continue in this role. During his two-year tenure as CEO, the business underwent a major transformation and returned to profitable growth.

Krisanda also currently serves as Chairman of Cooper Turner Beck, a leading global manufacturer and distributor of safety-critical fasteners focused on the energy sector. This privately held company, based in Sheffield, UK, has eleven factories around the world, and was recently named as one of the top 200 fastest growing companies in the UK.

“I am delighted be joining Survitec,” says Ron, “and re-joining the life safety industry. One of the aspects that attracts me to this business sector is what we do every single day matters. Saving and protecting lives matters – whether that’s through a pilot wearing our gear on a flight, or in an emergency situation where our customers depend on us for their products to work first time, every time – such as the deployment of one of our life rafts.

“With the full support of our lenders behind us, we have a strong, recapitalised balance sheet with access to additional funding. We now have a unique opportunity to enhance our people-first business to deliver greater value for our customers, with a passion for keeping our customers safe that is demonstrated through our commercial and operational excellence. Our people are truly committed to working above and beyond our customer expectations every single day around the world.

“I am impressed by the scale of the business opportunity and I look forward to working with the Board and the Executive team at Survitec.”

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