New technical specialist

Kawneer has appointed Danny Birrell as technical director.

Danny has an MSc in facade engineering and 18 years of experience in the construction and architectural aluminium industry, most recently as technical leader with a specialist sub-contractor.

At Kawneer he leads a team of more than 20 consultants, designers, engineers, technicians and trainers and will be part of the Cheshire company’s senior management team led by managing director Phil Randles.

Danny replaces Vince Murphy who retired after almost 30 years with the business.

High profile projects that he can put his name to include the Olympic village project (Stratford City, London), the former Royal Eye Hospital in Manchester, 123 Victoria Street (London), Winnersh Triangle in Reading and BSKYB Academy in London.

Formerly the founder of his own curtain wall and window installation business at the tender age of 21, and appointed as design leader for Glassolutions aged 26, he is a member of the chartered institute of building service engineers (Cibse) and studied architectural and facade engineering at Bath University.

“I hope my track record on delivering high profile and challenging projects will help Kawneer to an even greater level of technical expertise and give customers additional reassurance that the company’s reputation in this area is well founded,” he said.