- UK IT security company, Clearswift, now fully integrated into RUAG Cyber business unit following 2016 acquisition by Swiss Technology giant
- Heath Davies, CEO Clearswift, appointed Head of newly formed RUAG Cyber Security
- New EMEA and UK VPs appointed to accelerate growth rate in these regions
Theale (UK) 30th January, 2018 – RUAG Group, a Swiss technology company, headquartered in Bern, has announced changes to its defense division, separating out RUAG‘s cyber capability into a new cybersecurity group that will include RUAG cyber services and Clearswift products as part of its offering.
The newly established RUAG Cyber Security business unit will be led by Heath Davies, current CEO of Clearswift, a UK IT security company acquired by RUAG at the end of 2016. Davies will take up the position of Senior Vice President of RUAG Cyber and will lead the executive team, also remaining in his role of Clearswift CEO, reporting directly to RUAG Group CEO, Urs Breitmeier.
The changes will enable the new group to leverage the skills and competencies of both teams to fast track growth and expand RUAG‘s cybersecurity footprint in the EMEA marketplace and globally.
"The knowledge and expertise of the combined teams, as well as the product and service offering from the merged portfolio, will further stimulate growth and innovation", says Heath Davies. "RUAG‘s expertise in the field of defense against cyber attacks, combined with Clearswift’s Adaptive Data Loss Prevention (A-DLP) and core technology portfolio brings together world-class offerings in the cyber security market."
After three successful years of driving change and growth for Clearswift in the DACH market, Michael Kretschmer has been appointed VP EMEA for Clearswift, RUAG Cyber Security Products division. Since joining the company in 2014, Michael successfully grew Clearswift‘s DACH business and will now turn his focus to the UK, Ireland, France, Benelux, and Nordics.
In addition to Kretschmer’s appointment, Jason Phelps has been appointed VP Sales UK & Ireland for Clearswift, focusing on strengthening the UK sales function and increasing revenue in the region. Phelps brings to Clearswift a wealth of experience within the technology sector, having worked in senior sales roles at Actiance Inc, Exonar, and Splunk.
About RUAG Cyber Security
RUAG Cyber Security is recognized as a specialist for Cyber Security Solutions and Services throughout the world. Its clients from all sectors are enabled with visibility and control of critical business information through solutions and services to prevent the unauthorized disclosure of sensitive data across key business collaboration channels. RUAG Cyber Security has regional offices in Europe, Asia Pacific, and the USA and has a partner network of more than 900 resellers across the world.