Chris Carver
Chris Carver, non-executive director, the Carver Group Limited.

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Carver Group welcomes 8th generation to the Board

The Carver Group Limited has appointed Chris Carver CEng MIMechE AMEI as a non-executive director with effect from January 2018, strengthening the board and adding industry expertise.

The youngest son of chairman David Carver, Chris represents the eighth generation of Carvers in the Black Country-based company, which is now in its 243rd year.

David Carver said: “We are delighted to welcome Chris to the Board, demonstrating the continuity of this family owned business.

“He brings international, large-company strategic energy management skills to the Group and his experience will open new opportunities as we plan further expansion.”

The Carver Group has ambitious plans to double in size over the next five years through a combination of organic growth and carefully selected acquisitions.

Chris Carver added: “I have worked for much of the last decade in industrial and commercial energy consultancy and energy service performance contracting in many countries of the world, so I am keen to bring that global experience into the Carver Group, helping the business to grow and thrive.”

The 33-year-old graduated with a First Class Honours degree in Engineering with Business Finance from UCL and the LSE in 2008, going on to achieve an MSc from Imperial College in ‘Sustainable Energy Futures’ in 2009.

last year Chris was also re-elected to the executive committee for the Energy Institute Young Professionals Network.

With more than 240 years of heritage rooted firmly in the Black Country, the Carver Group manages a portfolio of businesses including international brands Thermoscreens and Biddle Air Systems, which manufacture air curtains and climate control solutions respectively.

The group centrally manages competence centres for new products development, manufacturing and project management in order to create innovative heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) solutions for a wide range of market sectors including retail, industry and the public sector.

As well as having its headquarters in Walsall in the UK, Carver Group Limited has representation and distribution in 50 countries; manufacturing facilities and sales offices in the UK, the Netherlands and Canada, as well as sales offices in Germany and France.

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Caroline Garbett .

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