EPC-UK is pleased to announce the appointment of Ian Davies to its Board of Directors. Ian, who has been a member of the EPC-UK team for over 16 years, has joined the Board as Commercial Director.
After graduating from Leeds University in 1980, Ian began his career in the gold mines of South Africa. He then joined AECI as an Explosives Engineer and was responsible for the Northern Transvaal area, servicing a number of copper chrome, gold mines and quarries.
Ian then returned to the UK, spending the next 20 years gaining invaluable experience of the commercial explosives sector, before joining EPC-UK as Commercial Manager for Explosives and Services in 2004.
“I have been extremely lucky with my career over the past 40 years, in that I have enjoyed almost every moment of it!” explains Ian. “Over this time there have been a great many changes, from ongoing technological advancements to innovative product developments, all of which have helped to create the pioneering industry in which we work today.
“EPC-UK is one of these pioneers, a progressive company at the leading edge of technology and part of my role as Commercial Director is to take this progression beyond 2020. I will be working closely with the Board and our customers to ensure we align our vision and strategy through our formal commercial arrangements keeping us accountable and ensuring transparency at all times.
“I will also be a ‘link’ man between the Board and the wider EPC-UK team. Maintaining my day-to-day responsibilities will not only provide insight into all levels of the business will also allow me to support in the communication of the Board’s plans to our employees, continuing to reinforce the engagement in our “SPIRIT” values and to encourage active participation in the future direction of the company. EPC-UK is an employee centric company. As such, I am very much looking forward to embracing my new role and helping to build an even greater company and stronger future, as well as our customers”, concludes Ian.
Ben Williams, Managing Director of EPC-UK, adds:
“Ian has been an integral member of the EPC-UK team since he first arrived. His extensive industry knowledge and commercial acumen has been instrumental in the ongoing success of the company. We are delighted to welcome him to the EPC-UK Board of Directors and are excited about what the future holds.”