IRISS, a leading infrared window specialist, has a new man at the top in EMEA sales. He is Patrick Christie, whose extensive experience in the facilities management industry and practical engineering skills eminently qualify him for his new role. Patrick's career has been centred on the built environment for more than twenty years during which time he has managed critical facilities such as data centres and their infrastructures.
A range of electrical engineering, power electronics and HVAC qualifications underpin Patrick's CV. This knowledge has allowed him to add value to the management positions he has taken with various service providers. Patrick's most recent appointment was with MITIE Facilities Limited where, as Account Director, he managed the corporate office facilities of Transport for London, a multi-million pound contract with a portfolio comprising 53 buildings. Services covered ranged from electrical distribution systems to building fabric maintenance.
"I have been associated with Martin Robinson, the founder of IRISS, for several years and share his enthusiasm for creating a safer working environment for thermographers," Patrick explained. "I have always taken a keen interest in infrared technology, it is an ideal method for cost efficient condition based monitoring. IRISS IR windows allow thermographers to perform routine, non-invasive surveys without having any impact on operation or production and I welcome the opportunity to be part of a team whose business it is to maximise the safety and accuracy of this process."