The board of directors of Tekscan, Inc. has appointed Jeff Ames as president and CEO, effective immediately. Ames will lead all strategic and operational initiatives to position Tekscan for successful growth and value creation. Tekscan was acquired by Artemis Capital Partners (Artemis) in 2020.

Ames brings over twenty-five years of experience in engineered product businesses, with past roles spanning commercial, technical, and operational responsibilities. Before joining Tekscan, he led the industrial automation business unit of Kaman Distribution Group, a leading integrator and distributor of automation and motion control solutions. Ames previously held roles of increasing responsibility at Eaton Corporation, including leading Eaton’s Notification and Wright Line businesses and directing Eaton’s uninterruptible power supply offerings.

Peter A. Hunter, managing director for Artemis and chairman of Tekscan’s board of directors, says, “We are thrilled to bring Jeff onto the Tekscan team and are confident that his skills will help Tekscan build on their leadership position in the tactile force and pressure sensing market space. Jeff shares Artemis’s passion for leading companies with highly differentiated product offerings in growing niche markets.”