Exova Warringtonfire, the specialist fire engineering, testing and certification provider, has appointed David Harries to the position of Technical Director for its fire consultancy and engineering business.

David is a highly respected figure of authority in the fire safety engineering sector, with more than 14 years of experience at Exova Warringtonfire (EWF) where, as General Manager, he was instrumental in developing its European practice, catering for projects across the globe. In his previous role, he delivered significant growth in revenues and supervised several complex projects, chiefly in rail and airport infrastructure.

In his new role, David will oversee the delivery of EWF’s biggest projects, contributing significantly to the globalisation of its consulting business from a technical and commercial standpoint and influencing stakeholders with his technical expertise and knowledge of the fire engineering market.

Luis Cunha, sector director for Exova Warringtonfire, said: “David has a proven technical and commercial track record which we want to maximise as we enter a new stage of growth. David will play an essential role in harmonising standards and processes, so that we deliver progressively tailored and technically demanding solutions with high standards of consistency to our global customers.”