Meet the Specials Department
Since Kentec formed in 1985 there has been a dedicated Specials Department who provide bespoke control panels to specific customer requirements which are different to the standard panels we produce. This can differ from shapes and sizes to colour finishes. The department today consists of several members with multiple skills who all contribute in getting to the final design and build of a special panel. As part of our commitment to this sector of the market, this month we are giving you a chance to meet the Specials department.
Jerri McDermott, Robert Gough & Steve Gaskin
Jerri joined Kentec in January 2015 as the Specials Engineering Administrator. Her role includes assigning workloads to the specials engineers, scheduling specials jobs through all relevant departments and liaising with customers regarding their specials order. Jerri’s background is in customer services and business admin which has enabled her to get her teeth into this role easily. In her spare time, Jerri enjoys spending time with her family and friends as well as cooking many delicious meals and of course eating them!
Rob joined Kentec in 2012 as a Specials Design Engineer; his role within Kentec is to design the metal work drawings. Rob also likes to get his hands dirty by helping out in other areas of the factory. Rob has a background in IT Support and Kitchen Design and in his spare time Rob practices martial arts as well as spending quality time with family and friends.
Steve Gaskin joined Kentec in 2013 also as a Specials Design Engineer. Steve works alongside Rob on the latest custom designs in order to ensure they meet our customers’ requirements. Steve has a background in Mechanical Engineering and in his spare time enjoys watching football and is a keen Tottenham Hotspur supporter.
Jaroslaw Andrulewicz & Tibor Toth
Jaroslaw, originally from Poland joined Kentec in 2006. He is now team leader of the Specials area where he monitors jobs that are in progress with the specials engineers and he also wires panels himself. Jaroslaw has a background in electrics which means he is no stranger to wires and in his spare time Jaroslaw enjoys travelling, his favourite place in the UK is Cornwall and he is a keen car enthusiast.
Tibor, originally from Hungary joined Kentec in 2008. He is the Specials area test engineer which means all the panels go to him for final testing before being dispatched to customers. Tibor has a background in servicing and installing fire control panels so already had a wealth of knowledge about panels before joining Kentec. In his spare time, Tibor enjoys motor biking and watching Tennis, his favourite player being former world number 1 Monica Seles.
Lukasz Jermak & Damon Clark
Lukasz Jermak, originally from Poland joined Kentec in 2007. His role within Kentec is to wire the control panels. Lukasz has a background in building and in his spare time enjoys going to the cinema and watching his favourite football team Arsenal.
Damon Clark joined Kentec all the way back in 1986 when Kentec was only 1 year old. Damon joined straight from school into Kentec to build the control panels and still builds panels today in 2015. So Damon has definitely seen many changes to Kentec panels throughout the years. In his spare time, Damon enjoys family days out with his children.
Richard Iles joined Kentec in 2012 and now heads up the Specials Department as Specials Engineering Supervisor. Richard has previous experience having worked for a local electronics company in the R&D department; he also worked with fire alarm panels at IAS electronics so working with fire panels at Kentec comes naturally to Richard. In his spare time, Richard enjoys spending time with his wife and three children as well mobile DJ’ing and volunteering for Hospital Radio Medway.