Chubb Fire & Security strengthens Senior Leadership Team with four experienced appointments
By | 11th April 2023
Chubb Fire & Security (“Chubb”) is pleased to announce that it has appointed four new Managing Directors (“MDs”) to strengthen its position as a global leader in the fire and security services industry.
Fulco de Vries joins as Managing Director for the Benelux region. He joined SK FireSafetyGroup in 2013, after working for Ajax Chubb Varel (before it was rebranded to Chubb) and parent company, UTC Fire & Security, for eight years. He then became Business Unit Director of High Value Asset Protection (Fire Systems) within the SK FireSafety Group.
David Guerin has been promoted to the role of Managing Director, DACH, a new role created in recognition of the growing importance of other DACH markets outside of Germany.David joined the company in 2010 as EH&S Manager for Chubb Switzerland before becoming the Supply Chain Manager in 2011. In this role, he expanded his scope to Otis Switzerland in 2013 before dedicating his time fully to Chubb in 2017 as Managing Director for Switzerland and Austria.
Alberto Vales is the new Managing Director for Iberia, based in Madrid. He commenced his career as an electrical engineer and project manager at GEA, quickly progressing into senior management roles, including Managing Director of GEA’s service business. His most recent role was Managing Director of Johnson Controls’ Smart Buildings business in Spain.
Finally, Kumar Velloo joins as Managing Director for Singapore. He has nearly three decades’ experience in engineering and industrials, having started his career as a senior sales engineer at Otis Elevators in 1995. He then moved to TK Elevator, becoming a Managing Director, and then KONE as a Consultant. His broad experience and expertise will allow him to manage all levels of business including sales, service, projects, budgeting and finance.
This latest recruitment drive quickly follows the raft of promotions and appointments made by Chubb at the start of the year. More details on that announcement are available here.
Andrew White, CEO of Chubb Fire & Security Group, commented: “We are very excited to announce the appointment of four new Managing Directors. These strategic long-term appointments combine both internal promotions coupled with bringing into the organisation very experienced, industry talent.. This continuous to be a very exciting time for the Chubb’s business during our transformational journey. These leaders bring significant, related, leadership experiences in the important markets they lead. They will be pivotal to leading our people first culture whilst we strive to reduce complexities in our operations and processes, harnessing technology. They will lead in country, strategic initiatives as we optimize our portfolio geared towards our High Growth Verticals.
“The acquisition of the busines by APi last year marked an important turning point for the business, and I have been working closely with the new team as we continue our transformational journey and prioritise the wellbeing of our people, the efficiency of our processes and the selective expansion of our portfolio towards new markets and solutions.”
In January 2022, Chubb Fire & Security was acquired from previous owners Carrier by APi Group Corporation (NYSE: APG) (“APi”). APi is a market-leading business services provider of safety and specialty services in over 500 locations worldwide. APi provides statutorily mandated and other contracted services to a strong base of long-standing customers across industries.