Codan appoints new LMR division president

Monday, 29 April, 2019

Codan appoints new LMR division president

A new president of the Land Mobile Radio (LMR) division has just been announced at Codan Communications.

Scott French has been appointed to the role, and comes with a wealth of experience gained from almost 30 years with world-class organisations such as Motorola, Panasonic and Zetron.

“Codan Communications’ history and dedication to the public safety sector, combined with Scott’s background, make a great fit and exciting future for the LMR division at Codan. With Scott’s extensive leadership and Codan’s LMR portfolio, I look forward to the growth and impact we will provide to public safety and government agencies,” said Donald McGurk, Chief Executive Officer of Codan Limited.

“I’m honoured at being chosen to lead a company that contributes to the advancement of the public safety systems and solutions. Codan Communications’, formerly Daniels Electronics, decades of experience coupled with engineering excellence provides the foundation by which we will grow,” said French.

During his time at Motorola, French made the transition from engineering to overall go-to-market leadership for several lines of business, helping to transform Motorola into a solutions provider beyond LMR. At Panasonic, he led the company transformation from product to solutions sales with a focus on mobile devices and security, before assuming the role of General Manager, Americas for two years with Zetron.

While at Motorola and Panasonic, French also served as Vice Chairman on the state and local board of directors of TechAmerica (now CompTIA), and was also Chair of the State & Local Government and Education Executive Council of IT Alliance for Public Sector. Both organisations focused on enabling and providing access to technology to help evolve the public sector to better serve their constituents.

French holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Virginia Tech, and undertook MBA studies with a focus on leadership at Loyola University Maryland.

Image credit: ©ürgen Fälchle

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