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Edwin James bolsters senior team

National asset engineering firm, Edwin James Group, has appointed Simon Varo to the newly created role of Operations Director at group company Parker Technical Services.

The role aims to support growth in traditional facilities maintenance, and the hybrid model that combines building services with more complex process engineering services. Varo will also head up key customer management across the group and support a programme of digital transformation.

A Chartered Engineer (CIBSE), Varo joins Parker Technical Services from EMCOR UK, where he worked for 12 years.

Commenting on the appointment Mark Orpin, COO at Edwin James Group, said: “Facilities maintenance is a key part of our business. Our hybrid model brings together our group capabilities, across both process and infrastructure engineering, delivering a unified approach to the asset lifecycle that drives greater efficiencies and environmental benefits for our customers.

“I’m really pleased to welcome Simon into this new role; he will be instrumental in helping to deliver the strategic vision for this part of the business. He has a great track record of working in complex environments and that experience is a perfect fit for our customers.”

Varo added: “It’s a great time to be joining Edwin James Group. The business has seen lots of success in the last 12 months and I’m excited to be part of the growth strategy. I’m looking forward to getting to know our clients and playing an integral part in helping them operate successfully.”

Edwin James Group operates three brands throughout the UK – Musk Process Services, Peak Technology Solutions, and Parker Technical Services. The Group recently announced the appointment of David Mallinson into the newly created role of Managing Director at Musk Process Services.

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