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Appointments & Recruitments Panasonic Strengthen Irish Security Solutions Team with Appointment of John Phelan PSNE have announced the appointment of John Phelan as Panasonic Ireland Area Sales Manager. An 11 year history in Security Installation management coupled with industry driven determination and comprehensive security qualifications, makes John the ideal candidate for the business development of the security group within dealerships, specifiers, end users and installers.

Samsung appoint Paul Taylor as Access Control Business Development Manager for UK and Ireland Paul, whose career in the electronic security industry spans eighteen years, has for the last two and a half years worked for ACT where he was Sales Manager. He has previously performed sales roles within the access control divisions of Siemens Security Products and Gardiner Security.

Evolving from an education in Business Management and IT, John moved into the security distribution business with Liam Phelan in 1999. Subsequent years in the ever growing Phelan Security provided John with huge experience working with major manufacturers, including Panasonic, and across all areas of the security industry.

Reporting to Simon Shawley, General Manager UK & Ireland for Samsung Techwin Europe Ltd., Paul will be responsible for developing relationships with consultants, installers, system integrators and distributors in order to identify new sales opportunities for Samsung’s Access Control product range.

Recognising that the market for IP was growing, John decided to embark on a series of educational programmes with the aim of developing expertise in all areas of IP and networking; Gaining Cisco’s CCNA and Comptia’s Network Plus qualifications.

Commenting on Paul’s appointment, Simon Shawley said: “The introduction of our Access Control product range is an important part of our strategy to become a full security solutions provider. Paul’s immense knowledge of the access control marketplace will therefore be extremely valuable to us”.

New Director Denis F. Higgins BE, MIE, Eur Ing, CEng, FIEI Chartered Engineer Denis has recently been appointed to the Board of RECI. He is originally from Cork and his experience in the Electrical Industry includes 36 years service in the ESB. In recent years he has undertaken Consultancy assignments for the Commission for Energy Regulation (CER) providing Technical Advice in the setting up of the Regulatory Regime. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers of Ireland and serves on the Ethics & Disciplinary Committee and on the Board of Examiners.

New Chairman Cormac Madden has held various roles in ESB, becoming Commercial Manager, Distribution Dept. in 1998. There he was responsible for the commercial contracts and charges that were required for the advent of electricity competition in February 2000. During that time, the arrangements for the electronic completion certificate were agreed between ETCI DSO and RECI. He was appointed CER and Industry Co-ordinator on the Market Opening IT Programme in Summer 2003 and worked with electricity supplier representatives and the Commission of Energy Regulation to agree the market arrangements for full opening of the electricity market in February 2005. He returned to ESB Networks as DSO Regulation Manager in June 2008. Cormac is currently chairman of ETCI Technical committee 3: Installations above 1 kV. He has served on the Board of RECI since Autumn 1998 and on various committees including the first disciplinary panel under the criteria for safety regulation approved by CER

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