Hardide appoints two directors
Tim Rice brings more than 30 years of experience in the defence and aerospace sectors, having held senior executive positions with companies such as Vector Aerospace, Safran Group, Spirent Systems and Messier-Dowty.
Mr. Rice is an experienced advisor to companies in the aerospace and defence sectors, involved in strategy, business development, partnering, and organisational change.
He is currently an independent non-executive director of Pennant plc.
Mr. Rice has a BSc in Mechanical Engineering, is a chartered engineer and holds an MBA from Warwick University.
Charles Irving-Swift has a strong and extensive international track record of leading, developing and transforming multinational businesses in the engineering and construction materials sectors.
Mr. Irving-Swift brings significant executive and non-executive experience gained over a 35 year career with industrial companies in the UK, Germany, France and the USA.
He was previously CEO of divisions within Armstrong Flooring Products, TT electronics plc and Dana Corporation.
He is experienced in strategic planning, managing transformation projects and international re-organisation for performance improvement.
Mr. Irving-Swift served as a non-executive director of Brammer plc until it was acquired by Advent International in 2017 and of Victrex plc until 2006.
He holds a BA Hons from Oxford University, has an MBA from INSEAD and is fluent in both French and German.