The two new members are Peter Beck, UK sales director at Sauter Automation and Gavin Holvey, general manager UK & Ireland for Priva UK.
Mr Beck started in the controls industry in 2005 as an area sales manager for Trend Controls and also worked at Cylon, Lloret, SSE and Eton Associates. Peter then joined Canary Wharf Contractors in 2015 where he was the design and project manager for the construction division responsible for the specification and procurement of BMS, fire and security across the new projects at Southbank Place, Bank Street, Newfoundland and Wood Wharf, before joining Sauter Automation in April 2020.
Mr Beck said: “Having seen the BMS industry from a number of different perspectives with manufacturers, installers and a developer I believe this gives me a unique insight into some of the challenges they each experience. I hope to add value to the role within the BCIA and look forward to getting started.”
Since the 1970s, Mr Holvey has worked for some of the biggest names in the sector, including Satchwell Control Systems/TAC, Landis & Gyr, York Controls Group and DWEC/Matrix Control Solutions. His main focus of professional interest falls into two areas: technology innovation particularly in relation to cloud-based services, IoT and digital transformation; and secondly, in relation to sustainability within the built environment.
Mr Holvey commented: “I’m actively working with my colleagues around the globe to help customers get a grip on their net zero transition to meet emissions goals. I’d be delighted to bring my industry experience to the table at the BCIA.”
The BCIA is run by its members for its members and appointment to the management committee is by election. The committee provides the governance of the BCIA to ensure members’ objectives are met. It appoints and steers the BCIA’s professional service providers and oversees finance, membership and compliance issues.
Terry Sharp, president of the BCIA, said: “It gives me great pleasure to welcome Peter and Gavin on to the BCIA Management Committee. Their career track records are exemplary and I look forward to working with them to help shape our industry for the 21st Century and beyond.”