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Kentec, the life safety control systems manufacturer, has appointed Derrick Hall as Director of Sales and Costas Constantinides as Head of International Business Development.
Derrick, pictured, 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 12 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. He says: “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.”
Costas Constantinides’ newly-created role reflects the company’s strategy to grow internationally, the company says. Costas has over 34 years of multi-national 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 partnerships in Europe, The Middle East/Gulf, Asia and North and South America.
Costas says: “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: “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.”