andrew richards 3si

Safety and Survival Systems International is pleased to announce it has appointed Andrew Richards as its new CEO.

Andrew joins the Group, whose companies include Ocean Safety, Typhoon International, International Safety Products, 3Si Offshore and Revere Survival, in mid-May.

Andrew has over 20 years’ experience in the safety sector of the marine industry.

Most recently he was CEO of marine refurbishing business Trimline, and prior to that managing director of Cosalt PLC’s Marine Division, and global marine and leisure sales director for Survitec.

Previously, Andrew has held the posts of UK technical expert for the development of international standards for lifejackets and survival suits and has been chairman of the International Lifesaving Appliance Manufacturers Association (ILAMA).

Andrew said: "I am very excited to be joining a great team at 3Si, at a time when the business is clearly established to achieve significant growth in a marine safety market that I enjoy and feel passionate about.

3Si executive chairman Thierry Bouzac added: "3Si has progressed significantly over the last few years, in all its revenue streams and sectors, whether leisure, commercial and defence, and has become a much stronger player on the global market.

"Following the strengthening of the management team last year and our successful entry in the USCG market in the USA, we are very pleased that a CEO of Andrew’s calibre is joining the Group."

Please contact 3Si via the enquiries form for more information.