Prior to joining CSI Investigations, I served as President / National Executive - Middle East & North Africa, for Cooper Industries TX (NYSE:CBE).
Headquartered in Dubai, I enjoyed working closely with the Executive staff of all 8 Cooper Divisions, leveraging their respective technology, channel and brand strengths to develop and execute various strategic growth initiatives.
These initiatives, which included a cohesive vertical market segment strategy, were designed to take advantage of the market opportunities presented by the 22 countries within the MENA region; As a result, our team learned a huge amount - and then delivered over 500% revenue growth at a 5yr CAGR in excess of 40%; Being propelled along by 13 consecutive quarters of growth within this period also ensured we enjoyed one heck of a ride as well !
While in this role, I was mandated to provide a balance of strategic and tactical direction which saw me establish a network of regional Cooper sales & technical support entities across key locations within the UAE, Qatar, Egypt, Libya and both the Western and Eastern Provinces of Saudi Arabia. Capitalizing on a local Foreign Direct Investment initiative, the strategy culminated in 2009 when I was instrumental in the Start-Up of Cooper Industries' first 100% owned Saudi Arabian electrical equipment manufacturing facility designed to drive further growth by enabling deeper penetration of their regional client base across the Energy, Utility, Power Generation, Aviation and high-end Construction / Hospitality market segments.
Prior to this, I held the position of Managing Director - Middle East, for the Cooper Crouse-Hinds Division of Cooper Industries, during which time we re-shaped the business to secure regional market leadership becoming a preferred international harsh-area electrical technology provider and local assembler throughout all regional Oil, Gas, Petrochemical & Power Generation Industries.
Previously, I also served as General Manager - MV Switchgear, for Powell Industries / Switchgear & Instrumentation Ltd (Nasdaq:POWL), a UK based designer and manufacturer of high performance Low & Medium Voltage Smart Grid Switchgear & Motor Control Equipment up to 17.5kV. During my tenure, I led the start up of S&I's new MV Switchgear product division and firmly established S&I as a respected supplier within all IEC based Oil, Gas, Petrochemical & Power Generation Markets.
My cross functional experience, gained from over 15 years of International postings, has seen me secure numerous multi-million dollar B2B / B2C contracts across a wide range of Industrial Capital Equipment & Electrical System Applications, carefully integrate newly acquired business units, prototype & introduce new products and implement cost reduction programs.
I presently live in Atlanta, GA, USA.