filtec (, and its immediate parent IDC, a leading provider of advanced in-line inspection instrumentation and systems for the global beverage and packaging industries, is pleased to announce that David Storey will succeed Steve Calhoun as president and chief executive officer of the Company. Calhoun will continue as a board member of the Company and will provide guidance and support as part of the transition.

“I am delighted that David has agreed to become the President and CEO of filtec. His recruitment combined with the strategic investment in filtec last year by SFW Capital Partners provides our customers with even great certainty of filtec’s long term commitment to the global beverage industry. I believe filtec is now best positioned with the support, resources, tools and leadership to be the most vibrant and innovative inspection business in our industry. I look forward to seeing the company build on over 50 years of respect, reputation and integrity and remain the partner of choice for all our customers.” says Calhoun.

Storey is an accomplished business leader with strong global experience and significant history of building partnerships with beverage brand owners and major retailers around the world. For many years, Storey was a senior executive with the beverage dispense business, Cornelius (formerly part of the UK based IMI plc.) where he was responsible for business operations throughout the Americas and Asia Pacific. More recently Storey was CEO of the long-standing retail fixture business, Royston.   

 “I am excited to join the management team at filtec, and look forward to leading the Company into its next decade of partnership and growth. Under Steve’s leadership, and with the strong legacy of his father, Fred, filtec has developed a portfolio of trusted, proven inspection products. The filtec brand is respected around the world, and our long-term partnerships with beverage brand owners speak to the respect and commitment that filtec delivers. With such a strong foundation, and a deeply committed group of employees around the world, I look forward to increasing our investment in service, support and innovative new products to build upon the Company’s strategy and positive momentum,” says Storey.