Head of Safety Marketing appointed at Draeger Safety UK

Draeger Safety UK has appointed a head of safety marketing who will work across the company’s UK sites.

David Head, whose career in the safety sector spans 16 years, has worked with Dräger for eight years and was previously a senior marketing manager at the firm.

The new role will see him lead UK marketing for the company’s full range of safety technology and equipment, from portable breathing apparatus and gas detection systems to drug and alcohol testing and personal protective equipment. He will also join the company’s commercial leadership team.

Matthew Bedford, managing director at Draeger Safety UK, said: “Dave is exceptionally well-placed to further develop our UK safety marketing in this new role. His knowledge of both the market and our customers’ needs, combined with his astute commercial acumen make him a great addition to the business’ senior team.”

David Head added: “As well as reaffirming our commitment to sectors such as manufacturing, utilities, science and technology and food and drink, we will be driving forward plans to support the UK’s new clean energy transition, work which we are well-placed to do thanks to the expertise of our research and development teams in this area.”

Head, who is based in the Midlands, will work UK-wide from Dräger’s offices in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, and Blyth, Northumberland, where the business also has a manufacturing facility.

Draeger Safety UK is part of the The Dräger Group, an international business operating in the fields of medical and safety technology.