Leda is delighted to announce the appointment of Len Place as Chief Executive Officer. Mr Place took up the position on the 7th January and will be based at Leda’s Head office at Tuggerah NSW.
Len succeeds David Matthews who will retire from Leda Security after 25 years at the helm as founder and Managing Director. During this time, David has built Leda from a small engineering firm into a market leader and key player at the local, state and the federal levels, assisting government departments to protect our cities and assets against the threat of terrorism and Hostile Vehicle Mitigation (HVM).
Leda has manufacturing plants in Tuggerah NSW and Ningbo, China with Sales and Service branches in all major capital cities. The company employs approximately 100 staff nationally. Leda is Australia’s leading manufacturer of over 1,200 perimeter security product lines within its four product pillars: Bollards, Industrial Gates & Fencing, and Bicycle Parking.
Over the past 24 years Leda developed a comprehensive range of Bicycle Parking designs leading to it being the market leader in Australia. In addition the company supplies these products from its China plant to a number of International markets including North and South America as well as Singapore and closer to home to New Zealand.
Len’s appointment as CEO is part of an exciting period of expansion for Leda as Federal, State and Local governments endeavour to protect their assets and citizens security from Terrorism.
“Len has a strong business development and manufacturing background”, says David Matthews, Leda’s Managing Director. “Len’s experience in the engineering sector and building industry will be crucial in ensuring Leda takes full advantage of the growing need for Counter Terrorism Products”.
Len has performed a number of Senior Executive roles including General Manager at Accent Mirage, General Manager Operations at Boral and Group Manufacturing Manager Of GWA Group.