Feb. 10, 2017 – Andrew Hider has been appointed CEO of ATS Automation Tooling Systems (ATS), following an “extensive planning and search process” led by the company’s board of directors.
Describing him as “uniquely qualified” to lead the company’s global team of 3,500 employees, ATS says Hider is an “experienced executive with a track record of success founded on his ability to drive business growth and operational performance in complex business environments and across multiple industries including transportation, advanced technology, instrumentation and industrial products.”
“As ATS continues to drive its value creation strategy through organic growth and acquisitions, our shareholders, our customers and our employees will definitely benefit from Andrew’s focused leadership,” said David McAusland, chairman of the board of directors.
Most recently, he served as president and CEO of the Taylor Made Group, a supplier of products and systems for marine, transportation, agriculture and construction markets. He began his career with General Electric, serving in a number of areas over a six-year period including manufacturing, project management, procurement and finance, culminating in his appointment as general manager of GE Tri-Remanufacturing.
“ATS has great customers, automation industry-leading employees and a proven value creation plan for shareholders. I look forward to building on the Company’s success in the months and years ahead,” added Hider.
Hider will assume leadership of ATS on March 6. As announced last year, current CEO Anthony Caputo will be stepping down and resigning from the board as of February 15.
SOURCE ATS Automation Tooling Systems Inc.