Smiths Detection today announced the appointment of Lance Roncalli, an international sales, business development and operations expert, as Vice President of Sales, Americas. He will also take on the role of Managing Director for Smiths Detection Inc. the U.S. business subsidiary.
Ian May, Senior Vice President of Sales, Smiths Detection, said: “As a globally astute, customer-focused leader, Lance is a great addition to our management team. His experience in developing international business, winning major programs, managing established organizations and ability to deliver customer solutions will help strengthen Smiths Detection’s position as the leading supplier of integrated security solutions in the Americas.”
In his new role Mr. Roncalli will lead the sales drive of Smiths Detection’s broad portfolio of products and services to customers in the U.S., Latin America and Caribbean. “Smiths Detection is clearly the world leader in the threat detection field, providing the most comprehensive offering of products utilizing the broadest range of cutting edge technology. I am thrilled to be joining the company at such an exciting time in its history,” he said.
Lance Roncalli comes to Smiths Detection from the global company Safran-Morpho where he was Vice President, Global Business Development, following the acquisition of L-1 Identity Solutions. At L-1 Identity Solutions Mr. Roncalli served as the Senior Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing. He also previously served in high-level executive positions at Fiberlink Communications and Information Handling Services, Inc.
Smiths Detection designs and makes advanced solutions to detect and identify threats including explosives, chemical agents, biohazards, nuclear, radiation, narcotics, weapons and contraband. A market leader worldwide in providing layered security technologies, Smiths Detection has plants in eight U.S. states. It partners federal and state government agencies and first responders to strengthen homeland security and safeguard the military. Major customers include the Department of Defense (DoD) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS). It is part of Smiths Group, a global leader in the practical application of advanced technologies. Smiths Group employs around 23,000 people, including more than 9,000 in the U.S. where it operates around 100 sites in 40 states. For more information on its U.S. operations: U.S. Fact Book.