HITEC Power Protection (HITEC) has announced the appointment of Garrett Forde as the company’s new CEO. Forde is a well-respected leader with in-depth commercial and business development experience working with international technology companies in the Americas, Asia and EMEA.

“HITEC is a proven market leader that delivers high-quality services and innovative solutions to a wide variety of global customers,” Forde said. “I am eager to leverage my experience and industry contacts to further enhance the company’s offerings while expanding its worldwide customer base.”

Bringing a solid track record in creating unique business strategies and driving performance improvement, Forde enhances HITEC’s strong market presence with proven skills such as product / business development in industrial products and scientific instrumentation, as well as organization change management in complex go-to-markets models. Prior to joining HITEC, Forde held leadership roles for a combined 15 years, within Intelligent Energy, Axisto and Philips. With an MBA and a degree in physics, Forde is also skilled at balancing technology and commercial aspects of a business while having a keen sense and appreciation for employees and cultural diversity.

“We welcome Garrett Forde to HITEC,” said Alexander Beelaerts, HITEC’s acting CEO. “He is an innovator who will inspire the company to deliver stronger business results while also maintaining focus on superior customer service via customized solutions. We look forward to the results of his leadership as he guides the company to a new level of success globally.”