Standby power specialist, Dieselec Thistle Generators has promoted John Kinstrie to the new post of Solutions Engineer at the company’s London office as part of its expansion in the Southern Region.
The move comes just 4 years after the Glasgow-based company opened its London office to capitalise on the scale and scope of standby power projects in the South East. Dieselec Thistle’s London operation has since replicated the company’s success in Scotland, where it is market-leader, and John’s new role in London is part of a strategic plan to drive further expansion based on the company’s technical expertise and solutions-led approach.
John’s new role will see him move down from Dieselec Thistle’s Glasgow office to London to work with the growing team, headed by solutions director, Pedro Araujo, across sales, design and project delivery of larger, more complex projects. He will work closely with clients and consultants to develop the design and specification of standby power schemes, including all aspects of the generators, enclosures and control systems, and will be responsible for composing and submitting technical and commercial proposals for these projects.
The appointment demonstrates Dieselec Thistle’s commitment to nurturing talent within the business and comes just six years after John joined Thistle generators as an apprentice, straight from school. The company sponsored him through an HNC and an HND and, following the acquisition of Thistle Generators by Dieselec in 2010, he was promoted to estimator and then to a technical sales role.
Comments Dieselec Thistle’s southern Director, Colin O’Neill: “John is a very talented, knowledgeable and driven member of the Dieselec Thistle team and we are delighted that he will be permanently based in the South to help further our expansion in the region. As demands on the grid increase and businesses across all sectors become more dependent on technology and automated systems there is a growing requirement for standby power and John’s appointment is part of ensuring that we have the expertise and resources to answer that demand.”