Apollo Fire Detectors has appointed Charles Lombard as its new Managing Director with regional responsibility for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

With a career working in many European countries, Charles has led global businesses of increasing size and complexity based in Italy, Australia, Denmark and France. Charles was Vice President of a group of businesses in his last position with ITW.

Born and raised in France, Charles holds a degree from the Grenoble School of Business, and a Master’s degree in Social Sciences from the University of Birmingham. He is fluent in French, English and Italian. 

Speaking about his new role, Charles, said: “I am looking forward to joining the Apollo team and to working for a truly global company and leader in its field.

“Apollo can look back on a rich heritage and tradition, and I am planning to work with the team to continue building on these foundations and develop the next generations of innovative fire detection technology.”

Charles’ appointment is effective from 21st August 2017.