David Purvis to power operations at RMD

One of the UK’s leading data centre infrastructure specialists has appointed a new head of operations to support the company’s growth in 2016 and beyond.

Alloa-based RMD has strengthened its management team with the recruitment of David Purvis, who joins from infrared sensor specialist Pyreos where he was senior director of global sales.

With a background in engineering and over 20 years of sales and customer support experience, David Purvis will be responsible for planning and controlling change at RMD as well as working closely with external marketing, design and PR consultants.

Gavin Maxwell, RMD managing director, said: “David is a high calibre hire and I am delighted to welcome him to the RMD team. We have a strong base, with over 20 people working with our clients across the country, and David’s expertise will help us to forge new partnerships and develop the business further.”

David started his career as a marine engineer with British Shipbuilders, before moving into the commercial side of engineering. His career has spanned sales and customer support roles for a number of multinational industrial businesses including Applied Chemicals, ITW ROCOL, and Bel-Ray.

Speaking of his new role, David Purvis said: “RMD is a very successful company with a solid reputation and a firm commercial footing. I am looking forward to working with this already very successful team and helping in the guidance of taking the company onwards into new markets across the UK. Power and cooling is a sustainable and growing market, with that firmly in mind I intend to help push RMD forward in new directions in the market as well as expand alongside the opportunities presented by the continuing growths in technology.”

RMD is an independent specialist in data centre and server room infrastructure. It can manage every step of the data centre design and build process and is one of only a handful of UK companies with the capacity to supply, install and maintain power protection and cooling for IT.
A trusted partner, RMD’s fully accredited engineers ensure the smooth running of critical IT services for some of the UK’s biggest banks, retailers and the emergency services. Working with organisations across the country, RMD’s client list includes NetworkRail, Aggreko and GlaxoSmithKline.

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