Micro-X (ASX:MX1) has appointed Kingsley Hall as its new CEO, replacing founder Peter Rowland, who is retiring but will join the board as a non-executive director.

Micro-X says Mr Hall joined the company in 2020 as CFO and Company Secretary, and played an integral role in the $15M strategic partnership and funding agreement with Varex Imaging in late 2022.

The company is also about to commercially launch its Argus IED X-ray camera for security applications.

Micro-X's share price closed up 21% today.