International lighting manufacturer Future Designs has hired Rich Semple, who has worked on projects for Shell and SAP, as its regional specification manager.
Semple boasts more than 17 years of experience across engineering, design, manufacturing, sales and distribution.
He has already been involved with several high-profile projects with Future Designs, including work with Ernst & Young, SAP, Marsh McLennan and Shell in Oman.
He also been involved in projects with local government offices, the company said in a statement.
David Clements, chief executive of Future Designs, said: “We are very excited at the prospect of Rich joining our UAE team. He is renowned for his integrity and professional approach combined with a keen eye for detail, which is suited to our culture at Future Designs. He has a wealth of knowledge of the region and we are looking forward to continued success throughout the Middle East and Africa.”
Semple has been based in the Middle East for four years and has worked with companies including construction consultancy Jacobs and lighting supplier Acoulite.