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The Board of Trackwise Designs plc, a leading manufacturer of specialist products using printed circuit technology, is pleased to confirm, following the General Meeting to approve the Fundraising, held on Friday 6 January 2023, the appointment of Andrew Lapping and Chris Pennison to the Board of the Company, as Non-Executive Chairman and Non-Executive Director respectively, with effect from 8:00 a.m. on 9 January 2023.
As announced on 14 December 2022, and included in the Circular to Shareholders dated 15 December 2022, in order to maintain Board numbers and also to control the cost base, Susan McErlain and Ian Griffiths will step down from the Board at the same time. Charles Cattaneo intends to step down from the Board at the end of January 2023. Given the forthcoming departure of Charles Cattaneo, the Company is commencing a recruitment process for an additional new non-executive director.
Andrew Lapping, incoming Chairman of Trackwise, commented: "Today marks a fresh start for the Group after a very tough recent period. I am delighted to take on the challenge of helping to lead Trackwise with my former Hyperdrive CEO Chris Pennison as we join the Trackwise Board. We bring industry experience to the Group with a track record of transitioning smart technology into a commercially viable and successful product. Prior to our participation in the Fundraising, Chris and I undertook significant referencing of the sales pipeline and the core technology. As a result, we believe there is significant potential for Trackwise and its IHT technology in the EV market. Whilst I recognise that the Fundraising has been difficult for existing shareholders, I would urge all to get behind us as we look to exploit the Company's world-class IP and production facilities. I want to close by reassuring all stakeholders that Trackwise has enormous potential but to realise its true value, we have to think and act smart in a very dynamic and rapidly expanding market."