GKN plc has announced that Andrew Reynolds Smith, Chief Executive Automotive, intends to step down from the Board on September 25, 2015 to take up the role of Smiths Group plc Chief Executive.
“Andy has played an important part in the success of GKN’s automotive businesses and made a strong contribution to the Group. We wish him well in his new role at Smiths Group,” stated Nigel Stein, GKN Chief Executive.
Reynolds Smith joined GKN in 2002 and has held a number of senior positions across the Group’s automotive businesses. He was appointed to the Board in June 2007 and became Chief Executive Automotive in October 2011.
The process of selecting a successor is underway with a view to the successful candidate being in place prior to Reynolds Smith’s departure from GKN.