- Job title: Former Business Group Director
For the last 20 years Jim Webster has been Business Group Director of Spectris plc – the £1.2 billion+ revenue London Stock Exchange listed instrumentation and controls company, responsible for six of the largest companies in the Spectris Group, including those in the Materials Analysis and Test & Measurement Divisions and the latest acquisition – Omega Engineering. He was also responsible for the Asia Pacific and Latin America corporate teams. He was a member of the main Board of Spectris since joining in 1993 when the business was one tenth of its present size.
Prior to this Jim held a number of senior management positions in the Electronics Division of Raychem Corporation, the California based materials science company. He holds a B.Sc.(Hons.) in Metallurgy from the University of Leeds.
Jim retired from the Spectris Board at the end of June in order to pursue Non-Executive opportunities. During his career Jim has been responsible for the functions of international sales and marketing, product management, manufacturing operations, finance and general management. His experience has been with technology based products and services, sold globally in a wide range of end user markets, most notably automotive, aerospace, rail & mass transit, life sciences, metals, chemicals, consumer electronics and telecommunications.