Gentex Corporation, a global leader in integrated helmet systems for defence and security personnel welcomes Richard Dellar as the new Managing Director of its UK subsidiary, Helmet Integrated Systems Ltd (HISL). Dellar brings over 30 years military and industry experience to the HISL leadership team.
"We are excited to have a seasoned leader with the wealth of knowledge that Richard embodies join our executive team," said L.P. Frieder, President, Gentex Corporation. “Richard’s background and experience complement our enterprise objectives of achieving continued international growth and providing even better support to our growing global customer base,” added Frieder.
Dellar succeeds retiring Managing Director, Jan Korny, who has been with the company for 23 years. Reporting to the President of Gentex Corporation, Dellar will lead the HISL team from their headquarters in Letchworth, UK. “It’s a very exciting time to join Gentex,” commented Dellar. “I’m confident in and look forward to working with the team of talented and dedicated employees at HISL.”
Dellar’s career began as an Army Engineer in the U.K.’s military and over the years evolved into various management and leadership executive positions in the defence, security and aerospace industries with international companies such as BAE, EADS Space (Airbus) and most recently, Chemring.
Headquartered in the UK, HISL is an established provider of helmets, communications equipment and respiratory protection for civil, defence, security and industrial personnel. Gentex acquired HISL in July of 2014 with plans to combine their world-class products, technologies and manufacturing resources to provide customers one of the most advanced, comprehensive lines of integrated helmet, respiratory and communications systems in the market.