April 18th, 2023, Vancouver, British Columbia – Syniad Innovations Inc (“Syniad”) is pleased to announce that Giles Hill has become the CEO designate of Syniad’s defence materials company, Patronus Technologies (“Patronus”).
Giles Hill was one of the most senior officers in the UK armed forces. He retired in December 2021 after a distinguished and unique military career that took him from a private soldier in the Parachute Regiment to Lieutenant General. He has over three decades of national and international leadership roles and considerable experience in senior roles at the forefront of UK National Security.
Giles is one of the UK’s most experienced operational leaders with multiple operational tours, including Northern Ireland, the Balkans, Iraq, and Afghanistan. He was the Commanding Officer of the 1st Battalion Parachute Regiment and the UK Special Forces Support Group, Commander of 16 Air Assault Brigade, General Officer Commanding the 1st Armoured and 1st (United Kingdom) Division and Deputy Commander of the 40-nation NATO Coalition and Senior British Representative in Afghanistan. He also holds the distinction of having been the first Deputy Commanding General of the US 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg. He has held a number of senior roles in the UK MOD, including Assistant Chief of Defence Staff, responsible for the UK’s International policy, plans and global strategy. He was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 2014, Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB) in 2021 and awarded the US Legion of Merit for his leadership.
Giles said today, “ I am delighted and honoured to accept this position in a company at the forefront of defence innovation. I very much look forward to working with the Syniad and Patronus teams.”
Martin Cronin, Syniad’s chairman, said today, “It is an exceptional honour to have Giles commit to becoming CEO of Patronus. Very clearly, he had a number of other senior roles open to him at this juncture, so his decision has been made with great care. He formally takes up the position in April of this year, and I look forward to being able to formally welcome him to the Patronus Board then. In the meantime, I am immensely encouraged that we have found a match of the absolute highest order between Patronus’s technology and an outstanding leader who brings with him phenomenal insight into Patronus’s defence materials market”.
About Patronus Technologies Inc
Patronus is a protective materials company that engages in the research, development, and commercialization of advanced, adaptive materials. The company is headquartered in Kelowna, Canada.
The mission is to produce novel protective products based on adaptive, lightweight composite materials. These materials change their “soft” properties upon impact, becoming ballistic resistant with superior weight-to-protection characteristics. The first applications are in the protection of military personnel. Additional applications cover sports and
recreation, healthcare — especially fall protection — and industrial health and safety.
To learn more, visit: https://patronus.tech/