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EMCOR UK creates director of engineering role

Matt Kent has been appointed to the newly created role of Director of Engineering at EMCOR UK, to reinforce the company’s focus on delivering engineering excellence across the business.

Kent has been promoted to support the strategic direction of EMCOR UK, a key part of which is building upon and capitalising on its engineering heritage to support its customers.

In his new position, Kent will define and develop engineering strategies through which exemplary standards of engineering delivery is maintained, measured and continuously improved. He will work with existing teams to bring together all engineering elements to deliver a coherent golden thread of engineering excellence at EMCOR UK. He will maintain a regular presence at customer sites to support the continued delivery of safe and effective engineering practices.

As a Chartered and Fellow Engineer, Kent has a broad background in mechanical and electrical engineering as well as significant experience in critical engineering, risk and safety management. He has a track record of successfully leading teams, implementing strategic change and delivering challenging initiatives on schedule and under budget. His journey through various positions within the company has equipped him with a deep understanding of EMCOR UK’s values, operations and objectives.

Speaking about his new appointment, Kent said: “I’m honoured to take the lead on showcasing our engineering excellence. The four key pillars that I will prioritise are asset services, technical operations, technical assurance, and project delivery. I’ll also be supporting critical engineering programmes and look forward to working with my team and colleagues to deliver effective and efficient technical services for our customers.” 

Ian Meaden, COO at EMCOR UK, commented: “We are delighted to welcome Matt as our new Director of Engineering. His promotion is a testament to his hard work, dedication and significant contribution he has made to EMCOR UK over the years and showcases our commitment to nurturing and advancing our talented workforce. His extensive knowledge and experience will be invaluable as we continue to support critical engineering projects for our customers, many of which are in highly regulated sectors and rely on us for our engineering expertise and innovative nature.” 

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