White brings to the role a wealth of experience gained in a variety of public sector and industrial positions, coupled to a strong background in science and technology – reflecting Dedicated Micros longstanding commitment to innovation. White, who will oversee DM operations in Europe, the Middle East and Asia, started his career at Imperial College, London, where he gained a PhD for research in plasma physics. He then moved to the prestigious Rutherford Laboratory in Oxfordshire to lead the laser development team. Following that he joined Ferranti, and later GEC, in Edinburgh where he ran a business making missile seeker heads, optical countermeasures systems and laser-based bomb aiming systems for aircraft. In his last position prior to joining DM, White headed-up Electrox. Commenting on White’s appointment, Nigel Petrie, Chairman of Dedicated Micros said: “We are delighted that someone of White’s calibre, with his track record in business and technology, has been brought onto the Board. As Managing Director he will play a pivotal role driving DM forward in what is an exciting time for us as we unveil a large number of new CCTV products – from network enabled digital video recorders to dome cameras.” White said: “I am certainly looking forward to the opportunities and challenges which lie ahead. DM has established a tremendous reputation over three decades as the international leader in the CCTV industry. “My intention is to build on this success, in what is an increasingly competitive global marketplace, by offering our customers CCTV solutions which bring connectivity to a new level. “This will be based on a future vision of DM systems which have the potential to capture, store, transmit, decode and display images from ‘any camera, from any moment in time, anywhere in the world’”.