Brooks Instrument has announced that Clark Hale has joined the company as president and chief operating officer. Mr Hale will be responsible for leading all global operations, quality, material management, procurement and manufacturing engineering functions.

Mr Hale is an accomplished executive with more than 25 years of experience driving revenues, profits and cash flow in USD 200 million to USD 500 million operations. Mr Hale joins Brooks Instrument most recently from the Victaulic Co., where he was executive vice president.

Previously, during a 17-year career with Emerson Electric, he held a number of operational leadership positions before rising to the position of division president with Copeland Corp. and president of ASCO Valve US. Mr Hale will report to Jim Dale, chief executive officer of Brooks Instrument.