OPENVIEW CELEBRATES LONG SERVICE EMPLOYEES
We are delighted to recognise the valuable service put in by some of our longstanding employees that joined before transferring across to OpenView in October 2009. Between them they have spent over 214 years working within the business!
Adrian is OpenView’s longest serving employee having started in October 1972 as an Apprentice Engineer. Prior to 2009, he was responsible for the day-to-day running of the business as Director of Operations. He was subsequently appointed Branch Manager for the Huddersfield office. Adrian has always been a real team player and no job has ever been too big or too small. He has recently reduced his hours and is looking to enjoy his retirement at some point in the future – we are hoping he will still be at OpenView to celebrate his 50th anniversary! Outside work, he enjoys his holidays in Guernsey and dining out with his wife.
Allan joined as a Workshop Technician in April 2003 before being promoted to Field Service Technician. He is now highly skilled in the service and maintenance of most systems and is always an enthusiastic and helpful employee. He particularly enjoys being a Yorkshireman living in Wales and enjoys collecting and playing guitars as well as going on long walks with his family.
Carl joined the business as a Field Service Technician in January 1997 and progressed to a supervisory position in 2000. Highly skilled in many areas, Carl is a valuable resource for the whole group and took the lead for one of the company’s largest single projects. Currently Branch Manager for Newcastle, he is recently married and enjoys spending time with his family as well as the occasional cycle ride.
Christine started work in the accounts and wages department in April 2003 and has established a reputation for accuracy that is second to none in the face of an ever increasing workload at group level. She enjoys working out in the gym as well as a glass of good red wine after a hard week at work.
Jim originally joined as an Installation Engineer in April 1983 before being promoted to Installation Supervisor in 1995. After spending some time away from the business, he returned in August 2003 and was promoted to Installation Supervisor in February 2005. Currently working as a Project Manager, Jim is highly respected by clients who often ask for him by name. He holds one of the two positions of QS for the NICEIC for Huddersfield branch. Outside work, Jim is a keen Manchester City supporter, loves spending time with the family and enjoys visiting his ancestral home in Ireland.
Matthew began as a Field Service Technician in April 2008 specialising in satellite master aerial television systems. He has undergone extensive training and progressed to become a respected and versatile engineer for a wide range of other technologies. Away from work he enjoys watch documentaries, spending time with his family and has a keen interest in American ‘muscle’ cars.
Paul started as a Field Service Technician in February 1993 and was promoted to grade 1 technician in November 1999. He is proficient in servicing and maintaining most systems and is a valued, conscientious engineer who is always willing to help out. Away from work, he enjoys looking after the family and working as an unpaid minder for his grandchildren.
Stephen started as an Apprentice in July 1979 and learnt the business working in the installation and service departments. He was subsequently promoted to Field Service Technician and, in 1999, was elevated to a Grade 1 Technician. More recently, Stephen was transferred to the installation department as a Commissioning Engineer and currently spends most of the time working within the service department. He is a keen campervan enthusiast and plays the horn in the Huddersfield wind band.
Allen started as an Apprentice in October 1989 before qualifying as an Installation Technician. He subsequently transferred to the service department as a Field Service Technician and was elevated to Grade 1 Technician in November 1999. Allen was then promoted to become Survey Technician and Estimator before becoming Estimating Manager. He enjoys going on holiday and is a devoted supporter of Huddersfield Town football club.
Mohammad joined the company as a Workshop Technician in October 2001 who carries out a range of duties including fault finding to component level and carrying out workshop prebuild on some systems. He is a valued and conscientious engineer who is interested in all aspects of electronics. Away from work, he enjoys working on motor vehicles.
Stephen started as a Field Service Technician in December 1995 and was elevated to Grade 1 Technician in November 1999. He is highly skilled on all types of warden call, intruder and access control equipment. Stephen is a devoted follower of live music and enjoys spending quality time with his family.