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ATE Solutions Welcomes Dean Kavanagh as New Managing Director

Dean Kavanagh, ATE SolutionsA.T.E. Solutions Ltd proudly announces the appointment of Dean Kavanagh as its new Managing Director. This strategic move follows the acquisition of A.T.E. Solutions in 2023 by Bergman & Beving, who will oversee the company under their Tools and Consumables Division.

Dean Kavanagh brings to A.T.E. Solutions a wealth of experience and a proven track record in technologically advanced manufacturing operations. With over 25 years of experience, Dean is recognised for his achievements in global exports and has received the prestigious Institute of Directors’ West Midlands Director of the Year award twice for his outstanding contributions to industry.

Reflecting on his new role, Dean expressed his enthusiasm, stating, “I’m delighted to be joining A.T.E. as their new Managing Director. I have some big shoes to fill, but the attractiveness of A.T.E. as a market-leading Test Equipment Solutions provider, alongside the growth potential that the business wants to fulfil, was too great to resist.”

A.T.E. Solutions Ltd was founded in 2002, and under the leadership of Steve Lees, the company has thrived, establishing itself as a prominent player in the test market. Steve Lees, who remains with the business, spoke highly of the decision to appoint Dean Kavanagh: “Selling the business was a huge decision for me, and selecting the right partner in Bergman & Beving is tremendously important in knowing my team and their future are in safe hands. In Dean, we have someone who I know is fully tuned in to where we want to take the business and being able to do so in a sensible and scalable way.” Steve is migrating to a Technical Director role that will allow him to focus on key projects and ongoing R&D activities.

Dean Kavanagh has a strong background in driving business improvement through the application of “Lean” philosophies and challenging long-held assumptions. His leadership style is characterised by excellent communication, emotional intelligence, and an authentic approach that instils confidence and self-belief in his teams.

Prior to joining A.T.E. Solutions, Dean served as the Managing Director at QED Environmental Systems, a market-leading provider of environmental technology solutions. But, his commitment to business excellence extends beyond his professional roles, as he volunteers as a Non-Executive Director for a Multi Academy Trust of eight schools in Coventry.

A.T.E. Solutions is confident that Dean Kavanagh’s leadership will contribute significantly to the company’s growth and strengthen its position in competitive international markets.