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Trackwise Designs plc, the innovative manufacturer of specialist products using printed circuit technology, confirms the appointment of Paul Cook as Chief Financial Officer following its Annual General Meeting on 22 August. He takes over from Mark Hodgkins, who, as previously announced, is standing down. Cook was appointed to the Board of Directors and as Company Secretary on 27 July 2022.
Cook is a highly experienced financial professional and joins Trackwise following eight years at YFM Equity Partners, a leading private equity and venture capital investor, where he was Chief Operating and Compliance Officer. In his time at YFM he helped drive strategic development, overseeing key financial functions and financial reporting. He also has a successful track record in senior positions in technology manufacturing businesses, including Access IS, a manufacturer of scanning devices, and Sonatest, a manufacturer of portable non-destructive testing equipment, and was Project Manager for SMS Electronics, a PCB manufacturer.
“I have no doubt Paul’s experience across international markets and technology-driven manufacturing will be a real asset to Trackwise as the company executes its growth strategy. He has settled into the business well and I am confident he will make a valuable contribution to our future success. At the same time, I would like to thank our retiring CFO, Mark Hodgkins, who has worked tirelessly in the business since 2016, led us through a successful flotation on AIM and played an essential part in expanding our footprint with the acquisition of Stevenage Circuits, as well as establishing the systems and processes that will enable us to fulfil our growth ambitions, especially with regard to delivering the UK EV OEM contract. On behalf of the Board and everyone at the company, I wish him all the best in his future endeavours,” says Philip Johnston, CEO of Trackwise.
“I am delighted to be appointed to the Board and confirmed in the role of Chief Financial Officer following Mark standing down at the AGM. Mark has laid strong foundations; we have a huge opportunity ahead and I look forward to working with the team to scale the business further and deliver our strategic growth plans,” says Paul Cook, CFO, Trackwise.