Jim Gentilcore, Edwards - Biography

Jim Gentilcore
Chief Executive Officer
Edwards Group Ltd.

Jim Gentilcore has served as CEO since March 2013, prior to which he had been an independent non-executive director on the board of directors since December 2007.  He has significant experience in growing technology companies, mergers and acquisitions in the public and private sector and post-merger integration and brings 30 years of technology industry leadership to our board of directors.

From January 2009 to March 2011, Jim was the President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of EPAC Technologies Inc., a leader in supply chain automation for the book publishing industry. Prior to that, he was the Chief Executive Officer of Helix Technology Corporation, and led its strategic merger with Brooks Automation Inc. (‘‘Brooks’’) in 2005, where he continued as Chief Operating Officer of the combined company. After the integration of Brooks and Helix Technology Corporation, he led the company’s acquisition of Synetics Solutions Inc., a U.S. subsidiary of a large Japanese Automation company and then spearheaded a Japanese based joint venture with that company. His global experience includes several Asian based joint ventures and acquisitions and many U.S. based technology acquisitions.

Jim holds an M.B.A. from Lehigh University and a B.Sc. in Engineering from Drexel University.