With a career focused almost entirely on delivering "a tomorrow" I can say that I have gained Both a broad range of awareness across many industries (plastics, extrusion and building products) and been lucky enough to have gained an extensive network of former colleagues, friends and associates. The people element of work brings an education beyond any training and working with friends can never truly be classed as work.
Working life started in the International division of a major UK bank and has seen my time extend across the world touching across many cultures, countries, regions, industries, religions, races, economic levels and political divides.
DPDSi was started a vehicle through which that experience could be opened up to a wider audience initially through some extensive work in pvc sheet extrusion then WPC (Composite) technology delivery.
The scope of works undertaken is and has been amazingly broad (as you can see from the client profile page) and covers everything from technology development and implementation, through M & A, business development, fire fighting and project leadership/guidance and management/employee mentorship.
My working life started within the International division of a major UK bank extending then into specialised accounting within the the UK's largest rubber manufacturing company. The move to sales saw me enter the world of plastics where i held many roles all of which were directed at the delivery of sales and product development on an ever increasing platform. and ever widening territorial footprint. As one steps out the comfort of ones own country the desire to explore more only increases and i have been fortunate enough to have travelled the world opening up new outlets and businesses with and for many friends.
The journey has exposed me to a wide range of manufacturing formats and many innovative and ambitious projects not all of which made it market but all of which were worthy of the effort fuelled fully by the belief the owners had in them.
Amongst the day to day activities we have, and do, assist small to medium (and even larger) companies with specific M&A activities to increase there value and business growth or simply to sell the business. Our Network allows us to search for specific projects and business to meet growth and expansion ambitions even finding key people if required.
Along with other activities i am currently I am the International Ambassador for NADRA (North American Deck & Railing Association) where my function is to support US companies who wish to look internationally and also Non-US companies who wish to enter the North American market. Recently I have taken up the role of Non-Exec Director with Mextru Ltd a specialist aluminium products developer to assist then in expanding their international footprint and focused product range into a couple of fresh markets. As a partner in the "Deck safety academy" out of Philadelphia, USA we look to build on growing awareness of deck safety through managed training format and linked inspection software that ensures accurate inspection every time. OPN is a direct managements services company out of Philly which supports business new and existing in growing their distribution network.
The joy of DPDSi is the revolving door which never ceases to bring in fresh and challenging projects and interesting people with whom I can work and lend my experience to and learn from.