WARREN, MI — Global testing company Exova appointed Ronan Harkin as vice president of sales for the Americas region.

With a background in international management and more than 15 years’ experience in the testing industry, Harkin joins Exova from LINK Engineering Company where he was most recently director of global sales and marketing. Harkin was previously responsible for establishing LINK’s sales and test operations in China, and prior to this he was general manager for the company’s vehicle test operations in the Southwestern United States.

In his new role, Harkin will lead the sales teams in the Americas, supporting customers throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. He will have a lead role in driving business development across Exova’s specialist sectors including aerospace, automotive, oil and gas and health sciences.

Gary Brimmage, president of Exova Americas, said: “Ronan has a proven track record of delivering business growth through his commercial leadership and technical expertise. He brings a focus on ensuring a good customer experience, and his commitment to enhanced training and technical support will impact positively on the development of our operations and capabilities in the region.”

Harkin will be based in Exova’s Warren, MI office.

For more information, visit www.exova.com.