Steve Gandy joined exida in 2012 as VP of Global Business Development, from Metso, bringing with him 35 years of experience of industrial controls and safety experience. Steve was responsible for sales and operations in Asia for Metso, setting up their India subsidiary and China energy and process team. Steve was also responsible for managing Metso’s VAR partners in the region, as well as developing new markets in Vietnam, Egypt, Indonesia, Ukraine, Tanzania and Guam. Steve was involved in securing a highly successful and profitable collaboration with BHEL in India, the leading supplier to the India power market, as well as negotiating a JV with one of the leading IPPs in China.
Prior to Metso, Mr. Gandy spent 15 years with Industrial Control Services (now part of Rockwell) in the UK, initially as one of the designers of ICS’ early safety systems (ICS2000, SFD200 and FGS2000) then as GM responsible for setting up ICS Technology to develop the flagship Trusted ICS. As part of this role, Steve had to present papers at the IEE and Safety System Symposium on risk management.
Mr. Gandy’s earlier career started as a Student Apprentice at Marconi-Elliott in the UK, developing software for the Nimrod communications system.