7 February 2018 Published by
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Our Chairman, Rod Taylor, has passed away after a short illness.
Rod served as our Chairman since June 2016. His extensive experience of developing business in international markets has proved invaluable during a phase of intensive product commercialisation and sales for Salunda. Seaward Electronics, the business he founded and owned, was particularly respected for its success in export markets.
Prior to Rod’s appointment, he had been a highly successful entrepreneur, having grown the Seaward Group to be one of Europe’s most successful Instrumentation businesses before its acquisition by Metrawatt International GmbH in 2015.
Rod was also an Electronic Engineer, a FIET and was recognised for his services to the industry with an MBE in 2009.
Alan Finlay, Salunda CEO said
“Rod was a fine industrialist, a gentleman and a father. Although a modest man, Rod’s integrity, decency, work-ethic and success were renowned in the north east of England. He will be missed by his staff, both past and present and we offer our profound condolences to his family on their bereavement”