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6th Jan, 2019  |  General News

Kentech Appoints Group IT Director

Another key strategic appointment has been made in line with our Engine for Growth plans.  We are delighted to announce that Damian O’Gara has joined the business as our new Group IT Director. It is clear that in order to achieve our Engine for Growth plans, we need to do so from firm foundations and as such the Group IT Director is a newly created position. Damian will be taking responsibility for our entire IT development and delivery.  He will ensure we have everything in place from an IT perspective in order to operate as slickly and efficiently as possible.  Damian is a highly experienced technology leader with a track record of building and leading high performance international IT departments. He has a cross industry background covering sectors including Healthcare, Retail, Defense and Media, and joins us from OSN in Dubai. Giving us a little insight into his plans, Damian tells us “Technology continues to advance faster than at any other time in my career and we will be look to harness some these technologies to deliver a future proofed, coherent and integrated technology platform to delight our internal and external customers.” We would like to welcome Damian to the Kentech family and wish him all the very best in this exciting new role.

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TAGS: #Staff Appointment  #Engine for Growth  #Leadership  #IT  

4th Jan, 2019  |  General News

Strategic Staff Appointments Continue at Kentech Group

2019 is set to be a fantastic year for Kentech as we continue to take strategic steps towards reaching our Engine for Growth goals.  With this in mind, we are delighted to announce an important appointment to our global leadership team.  Les Cox has been appointed as Group IMS Manager. Les commenced working with Kentech through an Australian joint venture in 2014. He brought with him a wealth of experience in HSE, Project Execution and Quality Management that he had secured over the 2 decades of his career in Asia Pacific. He has attained extensive knowledge and experience from a variety of different perspectives as he has worked with various contractors, vendors and operators in his career to date. So, in addition to the varied perspectives that he brings to the role, he has many years of experience within the Kentech Family on project sites and knows, first hand, the challenges that our people are facing on a daily basis. Les has a great strength in connecting and working with people and teams and he brings great energy, positivity and a highly collaborative approach to this role.  In his own words, it is his passion as an agent for change that drives his personal commitment to human and organisational operational excellence, challenging the business to ensure that everyone goes home unharmed to their families and friends each and every day.  As a team, we couldn’t be more excited to have Les on board and can’t wait to see the implementation of his innovative ideas over the coming months and years.

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TAGS: #Staff Appointment  #HSE  #IMS  

17th Dec, 2018  |  General News

The Future of Kentech Communications: Anytime, Anywhere, Everyone

One of the biggest issues Kentech has always faced as a global business is being able to reach out and communicate to all our people, at all levels, in real time.  It’s something we’ve always struggled with, and as a business who’s leadership team truly care about each and every one of it’s employees all over the world, it’s become a major bug bear.  Well, not anymore as we have taken a giant leap into the future of our internal communications.  Kentech has partnered with Workvivo and a little over a week ago, launched their employee engagement app.  In the words of our COO, John Gilley, “The Workvivo app is, for me, a complete game changer in how the company is wired to communicate.  It turns communication upside down and inside out.  In Kentech, I like to think that we are somehow different and the Workvivo app will be another K2 success story, differentiating us from all around us”. Sarah Kent, CEO, commented “For the first time in history, we have the ability to communicate across language, across culture, across geography and connect our Kentech family”.  Accessed via desktop or mobile and with a built in translation function, there are now no barriers to us all being able to share our achievements with one another.  In little over a week, we have seen employees from all across the globe communicating with and congratulating each other on the some of the amazing work and unique initiatives they are delivering locally in their regions.  This platform allows us to all have that two way communication in a safe and secure space and our family spirit is being demonstrated on a daily basis.  It is allowing our diverse teams to share best practices and lessons learned and will only go to build on the quality service Kentech delivers to our clients.

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TAGS: #Communications  #K2  

31st Oct, 2018  |  General News

Kentech & Matera Form Australian Joint Venture

Matera Electrical and Kentech Australia are pleased to announce the formation of MKJV to offer brownfield and maintenance services to Australia’s energy market. Kentech’s global, large-scale oil and gas experience in HVAC, Electrical and Instrumentation Installation, Maintenance and Commissioning Services, coupled with Matera’s local Electrical presence, indigenous commitment, apprenticeships, learning and development programs, gives MKJV a unique offering of a skilled and local team, backed up by international knowledge and expertise. Phil Matera commented “We have been searching for a partner with the right experience and execution record, to help them bring their world-class expertise to the Australian Oil & Gas industry with an indigenous skilled workforce.  The shared corporate values, cultures, expertise and systems of Kentech and Matera are a great fit and give MKJV the platform to achieve high ambitions.” Phil Johnson further acknowledged “We have an exciting opportunity in Australia for MKJV and its potential clients to make a commitment to our Indigenous people and provide training and development opportunities to create a skilled workforce of HVAC Technicians, Electricians and Instrumentation Technicians.  Together we aim to create a long term legacy for the Australian Oil & Gas Industry.”

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TAGS: #Australia  #Joint Venture  

17th Oct, 2018  |  General News

Tush Doshi Joins Kentech Board

Kentech is delighted to announce the appointment of Tush Doshi to Kentech’s Board as a Non-Executive Director, bringing a wealth of experience with more than 25 years’ involvement in the global oil and gas, refining, petrochemicals and power generation industries. Tush was previously the COO and then President (Projects) of Kentz/SNC Lavalin where he was responsible for the global business unit covering Middle East, Australia and Southern Africa. During his 5 years at the company, he was part of the team that tripled the business unit revenue and margin as well as expanding the footprint into the US and South East Asia. Prior to joining Kentz in 2012, Tush worked in various senior operation roles for companies such as Jacobs Engineering and AMEC. Tush commented: “I believe the team are making great strides in the development and growth of Kentech and I very much look forward to supporting them on this exciting journey” Malcolm Fallen, Kentech’s Chairman, commented: “We are delighted to have Tush join the Board of Kentech. His breadth of international and operational experience and industry knowledge will be invaluable to supporting our growth plans.”

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TAGS: #Staff Appointment  #Board