Gen3, Global leader in SIR, CAF, Solderability, Ionic Contamination & process optimisation equipment, is pleased to announce the appointment of John Barraclough as the Head of Business Development. This strategic appointment follows the retirement of Nick Redgrave – Plumb, who served Gen3 with dedication and excellence for 24 years.

John brings a wealth of experience and expertise to his new role as the Head of Business Development at Gen3. With a career that has encompassed various leadership positions in business development and sales management across diverse industries, including electronics, defense, aerospace, and oil and gas (O&G), John’s background aligns seamlessly with Gen3’s mission and vision.

John’s career journey has been marked by a commitment to excellence and a passion for innovation. Starting with an Electrical and Electronic Engineering apprenticeship at BAe (British Aerospace), he progressed from printed circuit board layout design to technical support and eventually assumed sales and management roles. Notably, John served as the General Manager – Operations and Sales for Flowserve Limitorque EMEA, demonstrating his versatility and leadership skills.

Over the past five years, John has contributed significantly to the electronics arena by holding sales management positions for conformal coating companies. His extensive industry knowledge and dedication to customer satisfaction have made him a respected figure in the field.

John, who is also a qualified scuba diving instructor and a devoted Formula 1 enthusiast, expressed his enthusiasm for joining Gen3. “I am excited to have joined Gen3, a company that has established itself as the market leader in testing and measuring equipment for the electronics industry,” he remarked. “I look forward to contributing to the company’s growth and continued success.”

Nick Redgrave – Plumb, who dedicated himself to Gen3 after two tours of duty, spanning from 1991 to 2023, has been a true leader within the organization. His unwavering commitment and contributions have been pivotal to the company’s success.

On departure of Nick, and appointment of John, Nick commented,

“Having been with the company for such a long time Gen3 has become as much a part of me as I have become of Gen3. The Gen3 team we have now are nothing less than fantastic, and I’ll really miss the camaraderie.

“I’ve seen many changes to this family business, and my role has been highly rewarding for me both professionally and personally. I’ve genuinely enjoyed my 24 years with Gen3, so I have to thank Graham and Andrew Naisbitt, as well as the deceased Arthur and Doreen Naisbitt. That being Graham’s parents who founded the company. They have always provided a rewarding work environment and invaluable support to not only myself, but my family also.

“John has very been carefully selected to take over my role as Head of Business Development. His background, experience and attitude is ideally suited to the work he will now take on. John will do well, of this I am sure and I will continue to provide all the support he requires, whenever he needs my help.”

Gen3 expresses its heartfelt appreciation for Nick’s invaluable service and wishes him a well-deserved and fulfilling retirement.

As Gen3 looks ahead to the future with John at the Head of Business Development, the company remains committed to its mission of delivering cutting-edge testing and measuring solutions to the electronics industry.

About GEN3
GEN3. Testing and measuring the electronics industry for over 50 years.  For three generations, Gen3 have designed, engineered, manufactured, and distributed their test and measurement equipment into the electronics industry to shield their clients from failure in the field.
Their reputation for excellence has grown to a global scale. The team is made up of industry experts who work to set the standards around circuit testing, measurement, and compliance.  They collaborate with key industry associations, offering our unique experience and expertise to educate all on what it takes to succeed.  For product protection the preferred way is GEN3, where precision comes as standard, acting as a mentor and your front-line defender.
In the high-reliability arena, there is too much at stake to allow room for error. Testing must be finite and flawless. GEN3 understand the need for precision. Get closer to perfection by minimising your risk.

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