Elecosoft appoints COO

Elecosoft has appointed Jonathan Hunter, currently group marketing and business development director, as chief operating officer.

The board also announced that Jason Ruddle, has resigned as a director of Elecosoft and as managing director of Elecosoft UK Ltd, in order to pursue a new career opportunity. Executive chairman John Ketteley said: 'It has been a pleasure for me to have worked with Jason Ruddle for a number of years, initially as an executive of Gangnail Systems Ltd, and latterly as an executive director of Elecosoft.

'We very much appreciate his contribution to the success of Elecosoft during this time with us and wish him well in his new endeavour.

'Jason Ruddle has assured me that he will ensure a smooth handover of his management responsibilities at Elecosoft UK Ltd and this is much appreciated.

'Jonathan Hunter has made a significant contribution towards the growth of Elecosoft in recent years and I congratulate him on his appointment as chief operating officer.

'As director responsible for group marketing and business development, he was responsible for establishing Elecosoft as a leading software brand both in the UK and in international markets; he was also involved in negotiating the successful acquisition of IconSystems.

'He is now chairman of IconSystems (Integrated Computing & Office Networking Limited) and has also been appointed chairman of Elecosoft UK Ltd, which will ensure management continuity, pending the appointment of a new managing director.'

The group also announced that Jonathan Edwards who step down as non-executive director at the end of the year having served on the board since 1 Apr 2010.

Ketteley said: 'We thank him for his chairmanship of the audit committee, his wise counsel and his contribution to our affairs during his period of office.'

At 9:06am: (LON:ELCO) Eleco PLC share price was 0p at 43.5p