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New recruit to help companies tackle security challenges

2 November 2015

High security modular panel system manufacturer Securiclad has expanded its team with the appointment of a new technical sales person.

Damien Lagan has joined the North East England-based firm as part of Securiclad’s on-going growth strategy – he will be responsible for increasing market awareness of the company’s unique physical security system solutions, and will work closely with clients and contractors from production to delivery.

Securiclad’s modular composite panel systems are used to create secure environments in sites including data centres, water utilities infrastructure, hazardous waste storage facilities, healthcare facilities, financial institutions and retail units.

Originally from Newcastle upon Tyne, Damien emigrated to South Africa with his family when he was a child and returned to the United Kingdom in 2012.

In Sub-Saharan Africa, he spent three decades in the mining and transport industries, where he specialised in bearings and hydraulics and worked as a sales engineer and divisional manager for companies including NSK Bearings and Federal-Mogul.

After running his own business for six years, Damien then had a successful career in passive fire protection, where he closely liaised with contractors, fire departments, architects, and in-house personnel, and performed a variety of project management roles. During this time, he worked on major upgrades to Johannesburg International Airport, the new diamond exchange in Botswana, major mine upgrades, and projects related to stadia ahead of the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.

His work in passive fire protection also saw Damien – who holds degrees in marketing and accounting – gain experience in sectors including hospitality, healthcare, energy, steel and oil and gas.

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