Kentec Strengthens Global Presence with Senior Appointments
The appointments will support Kentec’s successful growth strategy which 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.
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.
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.
“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.”