John Crane president departs

Tedd Smith, currently president of Smiths Group’s Flex-Tek business, has been appointed interim president of sealing specialist John Crane with immediate effect, while Pat McCaffrey, chief operations officer at Flex-Tek, has been named as interim president of Flex-Tek.

The process to appoint a replacement for Gillis is underway.

Smiths Group chief executive Andy Reynolds Smith said: “I would like to thank Duncan for his contribution to Smiths Group since he joined three years ago and, in particular, for his support to me during my initial integration into Smiths. We have mutually agreed that now is an appropriate time for Duncan to pursue his career outside the group, and I wish him every success.”