MANCHESTER, UK — Elcometer Ltd., a manufacturer of inspection and blasting equipment, has appointed Paul King as its new Research and Development Director.

King joins Elcometer with over 17 years of leadership experience at global companies, which included mechanical engineering and technology groups. He spent a large part of his career at Nokia, finally becoming the Director of Mechanics Technology, before he was transferred to Microsoft in the position of Concepting Director.

King’s key responsibilities at Elcometer include managing the overall activities in the R&D department at Elcometer’s head office in Manchester, UK, ensuring that Elcometer continues to deliver world-leading technology to its customers across the globe.