REDARC taps Scott Begbie as new executive GM

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South Australia-based REDARC Defence & Space has announced the appointment of Scott Begbie to the role of executive general manager.

Begbie, a former managing director at APC Technology, will now be in charge of leading and expanding REDARC Defence & Space through the development and implementation of plans that will assist the company in expanding to the defence, mining, and space industries.

In response to his appointment, Mr Begbie said he considers himself lucky to have the chance to steer and grow REDARC’s Defence & Space division, especially since he considers himself a long-time admirer of the company. 

“REDARC are a proven supplier to defence and have the skills, capability, and desire to play a major role in the burgeoning space industry, not just locally but internationally,” Begbie said. 

Begbie also emphasised the importance of growing the space sector of the business, citing strong expansion across the sector, saying, “The defence and space industries are at the pinnacle of engineering and demand the best that engineering has to offer.”

REDARC group managing director Anthony Kittel reinforced these comments and welcomed Begbie to the company, saying, “We are delighted to welcome Scott Begbie as the executive general manager of the REDARC Defence & Space business and a member of REDARC Group’s senior leadership team.”

Kittel added that he is excited to see Mr Begbie drive growth and take the business to new levels, particularly in the execution and delivery of the recently granted $23 million contract to supply 12,600 LED lights for the initial batch of three Hunter-class frigates.

Established in 1979, REDARC Electronics is an Australian, privately-owned, advanced electronics manufacturer supplying patented solutions to the Australian and international heavy commercial and defence vehicle sectors.