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Ian Sams Named as Managing Director of Eaton-Williams

Ian Sams, Managing Director and General Manager for Eaton Williams Group, LimitedIan Sams has been named as the Managing Director and General Manager for Eaton Williams Group, Limited.

The announcement was made by Mark DeVincent, president of CES Group, LLC. Eaton-Williams is an affiliate of CES Group, the largest manufacturer of custom air handling equipment in North America. "Ian will help us strengthen our U.K.-based operations and European sales activities to capitalise on more European market opportunities, especially in data centres and high performance computing applications. He will be based in Edenbridge, Kent, and will report to me", says De Vincent.

With over 30 years of experience in the air and fluid movement sector of the building services industries, Sams has held a number of senior positions in engineering, manufacturing operations, sales and marketing management. Most recently he was Chief Operating Officer and Managing Director of Trox UK, Ltd.

"Eaton-Williams has built a reputation for delivering quality engineered solutions that have a positive impact for multiple customers in the public and private sectors," says Sams.

"Our dedicated in-house development teams deliver innovation and value added benefits that help maximise efficiencies, from commercial buildings to high density computing facilities. I am looking forward to developing our customer base, driving new product development and growing the business."

Sams replaces Gerry Stapley who has retired as managing director of Eaton-Williams following a 23-year career with the company.

Eaton-Williams Group, LTD, an affiliate of CES Group®, provides climate controlled solutions for almost any environment: data centres, hospitals, commercial offices, and everything in between, backed up with 24/7 service and maintenance. Find out more about Eaton-Williams and its products at

CES Group, LLC is a subsidiary of Nortek, Inc.(NASDAQ:NTK) a global, diversified company whose many market-leading brands deliver broad capabilities and a wide array of innovative, technology-driven products and solutions for lifestyle improvement at home and at work. Please visit or for more information.

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