Name: Dave Edwards
Job Title: Business Development Engineer
With over 25 years of experience in the industry, Dave has worked up from a 16-year-old apprentice to an expert in compressed air solutions. Starting at a local distributor, he completed his apprenticeship as a service engineer, gaining experience working on all compressed air equipment. From there he moved on to work as a compressor control commissioning engineer, travelling the UK and the world, working in various industrial sectors on a wide range of compressed air equipment. Bigger projects have taken him as far as the Far East, but whether abroad or back in Leigh – Dave is always happiest in a small, dark and hot compressor house!
“My role as a business development engineer is to find technical solutions for customers – helping them solve their complex compressed air problems and save energy. I work directly with customers, as well as with our sales and service teams to help find new solutions as well as improving what is already in place. I’ve always been a very hands-on person and I love the challenge of being able to solve a problem, the bigger the better – no challenge is too big!”
“Having that break through moment where you fix the fault the customer has been struggling with. Finding the right solution for the customer and then helping them by providing no-nonsense advice.
“Break through moments take time. I always take the time needed to learn about and understand the customer’s business, their manufacturing processes and requirements. This understanding allows me to provide the advice to deliver the best solution and savings. Sometimes the best solution isn’t the most obvious, but with the range of products that we have at our disposal, we can put forward a solution to most problems.
“For me it’s about building relationships with customers by being open and honest, I’m committed to being completely honest with anyone I work with – no jargon or false promises!”
“I’ll most likely be in the mountains of Snowdonia, where I walk most weekends. I love walking and exploring, and there won’t be many weekends you won’t find me here!
“I’ve also just had my first SUP (stand up paddleboard) lesson, and I’m in the process of looking to buy my own board so I can spend more time on the open water.”
Call him: 07957696617