AMAG Technology, part of G4S Technology, announced on Monday that longtime President and CEO Bob Sawyer will become chairman of AMAG’s board of directors in a planned transition that will also see Matt Barnette, the company’s executive vice president of sales and marketing, promoted to president. According to a statement, Barnette will report to G4S Technology CEO Keith Whitelock.
“Bob Sawyer recently celebrated 40 years of service with AMAG Technology and has been president and CEO for the last 19 years. During his tenure, AMAG’s revenue growth, market position and expansion has positioned the company as a recognized market leader. His guidance, leadership and commitment to exceptional customer service have been instrumental in AMAG’s success,” said Whitelock.
"Matt Barnette has a deep knowledge of all major aspects of the security products industry coupled with over 20 years of experience building and leading teams," said Sawyer. "Over the last 10 years, Matt has done an exceptional job leading the sales and marketing teams, while working closely with AMAG’s senior leadership to support the growth of the company’s global organization. His contributions, experience and integrity make him the ideal candidate to succeed me as president of AMAG Technology."
Prior to AMAG, Barnette managed sales and marketing initiatives for multiple national account organizations. At Andover Controls and its Integral Technologies Division, he served as eastern regional sales manager and senior national accounts manager, respectively. Since joining AMAG in 2004, Barnette has served AMAG as a senior business development manager, vice president of sales and most recently as executive vice president of global sales and marketing.
“Thanks to Bob’s leadership, AMAG is positioned well for accelerated growth," said Barnette. "I plan to ensure that AMAG leads the way in both security technology and outstanding service delivery, supported by a company of talented and dedicated personnel. I am fortunate to be surrounded by a team of gifted employees who are committed to providing exceptional customer service to our partners and customers.”