Based at the company’s regional headquarters in Dubai, Paul Baker will lead Smiths Detection’s sales efforts in the region and will be responsible for the overall leadership of the Smiths Detection Middle East team.
Baker has over 20 years of experience in engineering, service and manufacturing operations and having joined Smiths Detection in 2009 as Managing Director for the company’s operations in the United Kingdom. In this role, Baker was instrumental in ensuring the turnaround of the company’s business performance.
During his tenure with Smiths Detection, Baker has also led the company’s M&A efforts in Brazil that led to the completion of a significant purchase, post which he was appointed as the interim CEO.
Barrie Foley, Vice President, Europe Middle East/Africa (EMEA) said: “With a proven track record of successfully managing large business operations at Smiths Detection across key geographies, Paul is ideally suited to lead the expansion of our business in the fast growing Middle East region.”
Smiths Detection has a strong presence in the UAE that is traced back to 1984. As the region’s leading provider of the latest security system innovations and a proven track record in the fields of homeland security and ports and borders, Smiths Detection is at the forefront to address the emerging security challenges of the region.