Aico, one of the UK’s market leaders in domestic mains powered Fire and Carbon Monoxide (CO) Alarms, announced the appointment of Andy Speake to the prestigious role of National Technical Manager.
Andy joined Aico in 2016 in a technical capacity, moving swiftly to IT Manager. Coming from a B2B IT background, including roles in technical support and consultancy, his skills were readily transferable.
As National Technical Manager, Andy’s primary role is managing the technical department, including a dedicated technical team which deals with customer enquiries and providing technical support to the Aico sales team, plus overseeing and developing Aico’s industry leading Expert Installer training scheme. He has been instrumental in moving Expert Installer to the next stage, with a relaunch planned at FIREX this June.
Andy also works closely with Aico parent company Ei Electronics to research and develop new product. He represents Aico on a number of leading industry organisations, including British Standards and CoGDEM (Council of Gas Detection and Environmental Monitoring), helping to maintain Aico’s outstanding reputation within the industry.
For Andy, working at Aico is exciting and challenging: “Aico just keeps going from strength to strength and the speed of development is incredible. This, and the unique family feel to the company, really attracted me to Aico in the first place and I’m looking forward to where it’s going in the future.”
And that’s not the only challenge as Andy is about to become a dad for the second time!
A wholly owned subsidiary of Ei Electronics, Aico is the market leader in residential fire and CO protection in the UK. All alarms are designed and built in Ireland specifically to meet the UK standards and regulations. For more information please go to www.aico.co.uk