BRADENTON, FLA. -- Neil Bloomfield has moved onto a new role with GE Security after nearly twenty years with the Graseby/Smiths Detection organization.
In November 2005 Bloomfield left Smiths Detection to join GE Security as director, aviation security. In this role, he is responsible for the provision of GE systems to airports throughout the Americas, including all markets in Canada and Latin America. The product range includes explosives and drug trace detection systems, checked-bag CT-based explosives detection systems (EDS), Raman spectroscopy-based chemical analyzers, as well as chemical and biological detection systems.
"GE Security is investing the resources and creating the next-generation products to be the number one company in the rapidly evolving global security business," said Neil Bloomfield, director of aviation security, GE Security's Homeland Protection business. "I'm pleased to be a part of this team and to contribute to its vision."
Bloomfieldfirst joined Graseby Dynamics in Watford, Englandin 1986 after completing his training as an aeronautical engineer with Rolls Royce. His first role with Graseby was as a contracts officer, later moving to sales and marketing, responsible for chemical warfare detection equipment in the Pacific Rim, Southern Europe, and the U.S.
In 1997 he established Graseby's U.S.sales and marketing office, and returned to the U.K.in 2001 as sales and marketing director for the company. In 2002, with Smiths Industries' acquisition of Graseby, Bloomfieldreturned to the U.S.as vice president, tactical systems, with the company's defense group in the U.S.