Following entrepreneurial engineer Dean Kavanagh’s promotion to Managing Director of Geotech, the global analysis instrumentation business has reported its best quarter ever.
With responsibility for delivering an aggressive strategy for worldwide growth, Dean is looking to his new leadership team, Global Sales and Marketing Director, Paul Gooch, and Financial Controller, Jeff Gray, formerly from Graco Inc, to engage and inspire staff.
Geotech is a global leader in the design and manufacture of gas analysis technology, a QED Environmental Systems company and part of the US public company Graco Inc. Around the world, Geotech gas analysers have become the de facto standard for quality, reliability and accuracy. With a vast network of approved international distributors and accredited service partners, Geotech is able to supply and support its customers in over 60 countries throughout the world.
Newly appointed Managing Director Dean, has a 20-year track record of delivery and achievement in technologically advanced manufacturing operations. He is an accomplished engineer committed to the application of “lean” philosophies and to challenging long-held assumptions, utilising real world experience to evaluate, plan and most critically to deliver business improvement.
During his eleven years at Geotech, Dean has excelled in a series of Director level roles spanning manufacturing, service, research and development and technical services and is well placed to deliver on the company’s ambitious growth targets. In 2015, he was awarded the IOD’s West Midlands’ Young Director of the Year for achievements in global exports.
Dean said: “Geotech operates in many different markets where renewable energy remains a constant challenge and governments look to provide medium and long term sustainable energy solutions to the limited resource of fossil fuels. The current political landscape worldwide poses much uncertainty for our industry, where any one-world leader could choose to make a decision that impacts our global market at any time. Russia, for example, could turn off its gas supply.
“If Geotech is to grow it needs to be able to adapt to changing market conditions. Our strong international network and world-leading global sales division ensure we are ready to capitalise on every opportunity, as demonstrated by our latest successful venture, the integration of QED Environmental systems international business that saw Geotech add a portfolio of environmental products for remediation and surface water treatment and a network of international distribution partners to its existing business.
“As a global leader, Geotech offers its customers a consistently high level of products and services that exceed worldwide quality standards. I will be working closely with our industry partners, including ADBA, to create uniformity for our market and peace of mind for our customers. My vision is to create an international quality standard.”
In his personal time, Dean provides energetic and active leadership in the community as the Chair of a Multi Academy Company (MAC), comprising eight schools, as well as being the Chair of an organisation providing youth support and engagement services in Coventry. He also enjoys football, rugby, snooker and golf.
Dean lives in Coventry with his wife of 12 years, Marie and two children Katie and Sam.