Kentec Electronics, a life safety system manufacturer, has strengthened its international in-country sales team with the appointment of Morné Müller as Business Development Manager Africa. Morné joins recent recruits Ibrahim Ariqat, Business Development Manager Middle East, and Eloi Del Valle, International Business Development Manager. Eloi, based in Barcelona, works within Kentec’s central European and Scandinavian markets, while Ibrahim, who is based in Dubai, operates within the Middle East and Gulf markets. Morné has extensive experience within the fire and security industry, having managed a subsidiary entity for a communications engineering company that develops and supplies products for the fire and security industry. In his new role, Morné is responsible for Kentec customers in the African regions. Life safety systems Key, during this time, will be supporting customers in ensuring life safety systems are installed safely and within specific COVID-19 environments and regulations. Morné says what impressed him about Kentec was the warm professionalism of employees: “There is an experienced and knowledgeable team at Kentec and I am looking forward to contributing to the good work they do. Kentec’s suite of highly-reliable life-safety products will support me in this goal.” Efficient international operations We have furthered our ability to operate internationally without the need to travel amid the Coronavirus outbreak" Eloi, Ibrahim and Morné all have in-country experience within the fire sector. The result is that the team understands the languages, regulations and business cultures within the territories that they work. This supports Kentec in operating its international operations efficiently and effectively during this uncharted time, and beyond. Kevin Swann, Managing Director at Kentec, says the new team significantly strengthens Kentec’s ability to operate internationally despite the Coronavirus outbreak: “We have furthered our ability to operate internationally without the need to travel amid the Coronavirus outbreak. The team’s extensive knowledge and experience within the industry make it a valuable asset for Kentec.” Protect essential sectors With the team reporting into Costas Constantinides, Head of International Business Development, he says he is proud that Kentec has been able to grow its International team to support clients’ life safety needs: “We are lucky that our International team is accustomed to working from home, and is very well set up to support our customers. During this crisis, it is more important than ever to ensure essential sectors such as healthcare, data centers, and infrastructure are protected from fire.” Costas adds, “Having an experienced and professional, international-origin team, strategically based, demonstrates the paramount importance for Kentec to be even closer to its partners, clients and associates, and to ensure we understand different cultures – so vital for business development’’.
Kentec, a life safety control systems manufacturer, has appointed Derrick Hall as Director of Sales and Costas Constantinides as Head of International Business Development to further drive the company’s domestic and international growth. The appointments will support Kentec’s successful growth strategy that has led to it doubling its manufacturing capacity and expanding its presence worldwide. Derrick brings with him more than 20 years of experience in the fire detection and alarm industry. He was responsible for launching Cerberus Pro into the UK market and setting up the VAP channel network during his twelve years at Siemens. Expanding the company globally Derrick says Kentec has an excellent reputation among installers, but there is further work to be done to increase awareness with end users: “Kentec has an enviable customer base, and my immediate priority is to assess opportunities across the broad range of sectors and territories where our products are established, but where not all end users are fully aware of the Kentec brand.” He will be supported internationally by Costas Constantinides, whose newly-created role reflects the company’s strategy to invest internationally and grow the company globally. Kentec has a deserved reputation as a world leader in the industry"Costas has over 34 years of multinational and diverse experience in the fire and industrial sector, managing numerous overseas operations. During his seven years at FirePro as Head of Business Development, he built successful partnerships in Europe, The Middle East/Gulf, Asia and North and South America optimising the company’s market and financial growth. Building further partnerships “Kentec has a deserved reputation as a world leader in the industry,” says Costas. “In this new role, my wide expertise in a number of territories will help in leading the international sales team to build further partnerships and opportunities. Together with my colleagues, I intend to launch Kentec into a new era as the Life Safety system specialists.” Kevin Swann, Managing Director at Kentec, says the appointments significantly add to the company’s sales strength: “Having joined Kentec earlier this year, I have seen the company go from strength to strength, particularly in our focus on improving the customer experience. Derrick and Costas’ wealth of experience puts them in the ideal position to support this ambition further.”