Arabtec Holding, a leading construction company in the Middle East, said it has appointed Gavin Appleby as the managing director of its unit Emirates Falcon Electromechanical Company (Efeco).
Efeco is one of the biggest MEP (mechanical, electrical and plumbing) groups engaged in providing electromechanical building services to the construction industry in the Middle East.
Appleby joins Efeco with over two decades of experience, including 15 years in leading international companies with multiple business lines operating and expanding across numerous markets including Middle East, Asia and Australia, it stated.
Most recently, he was the managing director Middle East of OCS Group, an international facilities management company operating in more than 50 countries.
Appleby's experience includes the execution of major MEP contracts involving both building and infrastructure alongside regional experience of restructuring and debt collection.
Efeco chief operating officer Radwan Malhis will continue to play a key role in building the Arabtec unit into the region’s premier MEP contractor. Appleby will assume his new role on May 28, said the company in a statement.
On the appointment, Arabtec Group CEO Hamish Tyrwhitt said: "Appleby’s role will be fundamental in implementing and delivering systems that optimise the bottom line of Efeco through the successful management and execution of MEP projects."
"This wraps up the key management appointments,” he added.