30 January 2024
Hill & Smith PLC
Board Appointment - Chief Operating Officer
Hill & Smith PLC ("Hill & Smith" or "the Group"), the international provider of sustainable infrastructure products and services, is pleased to announce the appointment of Hooman Caman Javvi, Group President, as Chief Operating Officer. Hooman will retain his current responsibilities, while taking on a wider responsibility for the Group's operations, talent development and medium-term strategy, and continuing to report to Alan Giddins, Executive Chair. Hooman joined Hill & Smith in March 2022, having previously spent 11 years in senior management roles at ABB and Hitachi Energy. Hooman has a degree in Mechanical Engineering.
Alan Giddins, Executive Chair, said:
"Having worked closely with Hooman over the last 18 months, I have seen first-hand the positive impact he has had on the business as a result of his strong operational and strategic management expertise. Taking on the Chief Operating Officer role is a natural next step, and one where I believe he can make a significant impact as we deliver on our ambitious growth strategy. I am pleased to welcome Hooman to the Board."
Hooman Caman Javvi, Group Chief Operating Officer and Group President said:
"I am delighted to be appointed Chief Operating Officer and to be joining the Board. Hill & Smith is going through a period of strong organic and inorganic growth, and I am looking forward to continuing to work alongside our talented teams to drive performance in a wider Group role."
There are no further matters required to be disclosed under paragraph 9.6.13 of The Listing Rules.
For further information, please contact:
Tony Quinlan, Senior Independent Director and
Chair of the Nomination Committee Tel: 44 (0)121 704 7434
Reg Hoare/Rachel Farrington/Catherine Chapman Tel: 44 (0)7801 894577
Notes to Editors
Hill & Smith PLC is a leading provider of sustainable infrastructure products and services. The Group employs c.4,400 people worldwide with the majority employed by its autonomous, agile, customer focussed operating businesses based in the US, UK, Australia and India. The Group head office is in the UK and Hill & Smith PLC is quoted on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: HILS.L).
The Group's operating businesses are organised into three main business divisions:
Galvanizing Services: increasing the sustainability and maintenance free life of steel products including structural steel work, lighting, bridges and other products for industrial and infrastructure markets.
Engineered Solutions: supplying engineered steel and composite solutions for a wide range of infrastructure markets including power generation and distribution, marine, rail and housing. The division also supplies engineered pipe supports for the water, power and liquid natural gas markets and seismic protection solutions.
Roads & Security: supplying products and services to support road and highway infrastructure including temporary and permanent road safety barriers, intelligent traffic solutions, street lighting columns and bridge parapets. In addition, the division includes two businesses which are market leaders in the provision of off-grid solar lighting and power solutions. The security portfolio includes hostile vehicle mitigation solutions, high security fencing and automated gate solutions.