Clearview National July 2018 - Issue 200 - Page 77

MOVERS&SHAKERS IMECHE ELECTS 133RD PRESIDENT GGF welcomes new project manager » » THE GLASS AND GLAZING Federation (GGF) is delighted to announce the appointment of Maruf Ahmad as the Group Project Manager for all commercial companies within the group. In 2010, Maruf graduated from Queen Mary University of London achieving a BSc in Information Communications Technology in the Business Environment, then started his first role as a Project Support Officer at Lloyd’s Register and developed his project management skills extensively. With a positive and driven attitude, Maruf has gained valuable experience delivering strategic business change projects, data migration, procurement implementations, property moves and business improvements utilising Lean Six Sigma methodologies. On taking up his new role Maruf said, “It seems like a really exciting time to be here, as there is a lot of positive change happening within the business. There are many good ideas and business needs that require being structured and prioritised correctly and I’m looking forward to delivering various projects.” The tech-savvy individual is very much skilled in risk management, planning, communicating with key stakeholders at all levels of the organisation and man aging virtual project teams. He is passionate about learning and obtaining further qualifications within his field. » » GEOFF BAKER MSC CENG FIMECHE has assumed office as President of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers; setting out an exciting vision; “Our profession is in the process of radical change that is challenging, not just people’s perspective on engineering, but also the way it has operated for the past 170 years. Society will call upon engineers to solve the challenges the world is now facing: an exponentially increasing population, how we will feed ourselves, and climate change. As President, I hope to create an environment where talent can come together to address these multi- dimensional issues.” Geoff started his career serving a 5-year Mechanical Engineering Apprenticeship with the British Aircraft Corporatio, graduating with a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, and has been an active member of the Institution since his early career. With global business experience from Europe, America, the Middle East, Malaysia and Australia, Geoff has co-founded two successful engineering companies; the ATL Group, a leading technical services company in the industrial, defence, oil and gas markets which was sold to Bureau Veritas, and Plant Asset Management Ltd, which was subsequently acquired by FTSE oil services company, Petrofac. Geoff retained senior executive positions following both acquisitions. NEW BDM FOR THE MIDLANDS » » HOPPE (UK) HAS APPOINTED ROB Thomas as business development manager for the Midlands. With over 30 years in the door and architectural ironmongery industry, Rob has extensive experience in dealing with steel, timber and aluminium door sets. Starting in 1988 with architectural ironmongers Parker, Winder and Achurch, Rob has gone on to work for a wide range of door manufacturers and door hardware suppliers. Rob said: “After working in this industry for so many years, I’m excited to have the opportunity to provide a far better quality of product and service to our customers and ultimately the people who work, live, play and shop within the as-built environments we help create and sustain. “HOPPE is market leader in the field of door and window hardware and it’s a pleasure to be working with such experienced ironmongery experts.” Rob also completed his Guild of Architectural Ironmongers (GAI) Diploma and is currently working towards becoming a Registered Architectural Ironmonger (RegAI). As a fully qualified DipGAI, Rob can help HOPPE (UK) customers choose the right products for their projects. He can also give them technical advice and make sure the project meets the relevant standards and regulations. C L E A RV I E W-U K . C O M » J U L 2018 » 77