Siemens Industry Building Technologies (I BT) has appointed a new
Head of Fire Products to lead its recently launched Fire Products
Derrick Hall, who was previously employed as National Sales Manager for Siemens’ Fire Safety division for seven years, brings more than 15 years experience to the role.
Derrick will be building on the success in this area by developing Fire Products as an independent business unit.
Commenting on his new role and the Fire Products unit within Siemens I BT, Derrick said: “I’m looking forward to my new position and driving the Fire Products unit forward. The new unit will be instrumental in the future of Siemens I BT and enables us to explore new markets for our innovative Cerberus PRO range of fire detection and alarms, bringing the latest technology to a wider market via our network of approved solutions partners.”
Having worked in the industry for more than 15 years, Derrick has seen it change and evolve. He believes that the future of fire products lies in the use of IT networks to develop innovative solutions.
“There is a need to address the challenges faced by new legislation and to put greater emphasis on the performance of detection systems in terms of the speed of response to fires, but also reducing false alarms.
“The industry will have more responsibility for environmental impact both in detecting fire early enough and in not responding to false alarms. The use of remote servicing and diagnostics will also reduce the environmental impact of service visits and travel to site . Cerberus Pro is an innovative range of products which addresses both legislative changes and environmental concerns, so we’re confident of continued success,” explained Derrick.
As Head of Fire Products for Siemens I BT, Derrick will report to Barry Glew, managing director at Siemens I BT, who added: “With the creation of the new unit, and Derrick’s appointment, Siemens aims to bring added value to our existing, and future customer base, while strengthening our overall market position in the fire products and safety industry.
“Siemens is now able to launch an exclusive range of products to our partners, and Derrick’s experience will ensure the unit goes from strength to strength. We are delighted to welcome him to the role and look forward to the future.”