Eurotech Expands Executive Team With New COO and CFO, Adds Focus on Systems Business

Management Team Changes Allow New Focus on Systems Business with Dedicated Executive Leadership

Feb 08, 2010, 08:00 ET from Eurotech

COLUMBIA, Md., Feb. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Eurotech, a leading supplier of embedded technologies, products, and systems, announces today the company has named Ben Roderique as Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Leann Zawodniak as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Eurotech Inc.  The new appointments position the company for a strong 2010 as the company continues to design, develop and produce application-ready embedded computers and systems to serve the North American market.

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With these additions to the executive team, Chris Houghton, former COO, assumes the role of COO - Systems for Eurotech Inc, to drive the development and operations of a team dedicated to delivering systems that meet specific enterprise needs. Houghton, who has been with the company over 15 years, moves into a role that builds on his previous positions with Eurotech, including CEO of the UK division of Eurotech in Cambridge, England.

Ben Roderique brings more than 20 years of experience to his new position as COO, where he directs the operations, engineering, research and development functions of the Eurotech Inc. organization.  As CFO for Eurotech Inc., Zawodniak manages financial responsibilities and records for the organization in North America.

"A solid and cohesive executive team is the key to continued innovation and financial security at Eurotech," said Greg Nicoloso, CEO of Eurotech Inc. "As we strive to stay ahead of the technology curve and gain market share in 2010, Ben Roderique and Leann Zawodniak are already valuable assets. Each of these individuals brings years of expertise to Eurotech, and I look forward to their contributions as we extend our leadership in the embedded computers and systems industry."

Prior to joining Eurotech, Roderique was the Vice President of Product and Business Development for Advanced Manufacturing Technology Inc. and held management roles at Emcore and Ericsson previously.  His educational background brings the necessary technical expertise to his role as Eurotech COO, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and a Master's degree in Management of Technology.

Zawodniak's previous roles included Controller for Jonathan Product LLC, Verint Systems, Inc., and CBQ, Inc. before joining Eurotech as Controller in 2009. She is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting.

About Eurotech

Eurotech, a global company listed on the Milan stock exchange (Borsa Italiana) integrates hardware, software, services, and expertise to deliver embedded computing platforms and sophisticated systems to leading OEMs, system integrators, and enterprise customers for successful and efficient deployment of their products and services. Drawing on concepts of minimalist computing, Eurotech lowers power draw, minimizes physical size, and reduces coding complexity to bring sensors, embedded boards and platforms, stand-alone systems, and high performance computers to market, specializing in healthcare, security, transportation, energy, and industrial segments. By combining domain expertise in wireless connectivity as well as communications protocols, Eurotech architects integrated solutions that simplify data capture, processing, and transfer over unified communications networks. Our customers rely on us to simplify embedded computing so they can focus on their core competencies.  Learn more about Eurotech at

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