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Abloy UK is continuing to expand its Critical Infrastructure (CI) division. Newly joined are pictured left to right, Simon Jeff, Phil Rice, Rick Menlove; CNI Market Development Managers.

Phil Rice, a former Abloy UK employee returns after five years away; his focus will be transport, working alongside Wayne Webster. Phil began his career with a construction contractor, estimating and specifying construction products, before joining Abloy’s Master Key Department in 2007. During his eight-years with the company, he progressed from Production Manager to Product Manager and finally Market Development Manager.

Phil said: “It’s fantastic to be back; the advancements in the product range and innovative technology are really exciting and what made me want to come back. Abloy is renowned for the superior level security it brings clients, but now it offers so much more from an operational standpoint. I want to establish Abloy in the Transport sector and showcase the many benefits available.”

Rick Menlove meanwhile will focus on the energy sector and be working alongside Rob Bennett. Previously, Rick spent a decade in Thailand leading and advising project suppliers for hotels, high-end residential and condominiums. Now he plans on using his degree in Industrial Design and Applied Technology and his experience with ironmongery.

Rick said: “It’s an exciting time to be part of Abloy UK with technological advancements growing in the business. I hope my experiences can further progress our reach within the Energy sector.”

Simon Jeff, whose focus will be on the water sector, will be working alongside Rudi Balla. Simon’s background is in the Royal Navy, where he served two tours of the Gulf and travelled the world. After the Navy, he worked in communications, then within the security industry access control market.

Simon said: “My interest in access control grew while working at another security manufacture, and I soon discovered that Abloy UK was the market leader in the industry. It’s fantastic to now be a member of the team and be able to offer Abloy’s security solutions to the water sector. Access control is growing far from just security – operational benefits, data integration and audit-trails makes our CLIQ system an ideal solution in this sector.”


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