Senior team appointments boost Fusion’s growth plans

Fusion Building Systems has appointed Declan Cullen and Steve Alder to its senior
management team. The recruitment of these experienced personnel will boost Fusion’s growth plans and firmly establish its position as a leader in the offsite design, manufacture and production of light gauge steel superstructures for the construction and housing industries.

L to R- Steve Alder and Declan Cullen appointed by Fusion Building Systems

L to R – Steve Alder and Declan Cullen appointed by Fusion Building Systems

As a practiced industry consultant with an impressive 15 years as head of operations for
Taylor Wimpey’s timber frame company Prestoplan, Declan Cullen joins Fusion as head of construction.

Declan said: “Having worked in offsite construction for many years, I have a thorough understanding of the synergies between timber and steel frame manufacturing, and know Fusion’s product is the best in the market. The pace of growth the company has experienced over the past five years is remarkable and I’m excited to be part of its future journey.

“In my role I hope to help bring offsite construction to the forefront of the supply chain, shaping the way developments are conceived and planned, whilst continuing to see Fusion deliver an excellent product and increase its output.”

Steve Alder is Fusion’s new operations manager. He joins the business from Paintbox, a supplier of just-in-time (JIT) painted solutions for the automotive supply chain so brings with him a wealth of manufacturing knowledge. Steve said: “I’m looking forward to helping Fusion achieve maximum efficiency in its factory and communicate detailed methodologies, processes and production planning to clients.”

Steve will work closely with Declan to bring the benefits of factory process to the building site environment.

In addition to the appointments of Declan and Steve, Fusion has recruited Persimmon-owned Space4Timber’s former design manager, Toby Bolt as technology manager, Peter Boyd from Innovare as commercial manager, Nikki Appiah from Travis Perkins as designer, Paul Lomas who was previously at Stewart Milne as pre-construction co-ordinator, and Lloyd Harden, previously at Tingdene Homes as design team leader.

Mike Fairey, Fusion director, concluded: “We’re experiencing a phenomenal level of interest in our construction solutions and offsite manufacturing processes, particularly as a practical option for building residential housing on a large scale. Declan’s and Steve’s appointments are very much a strategic move for the business in strengthening the operational capabilities of our factory and site-based activities, positioning ourselves as a key partner in the future of the construction industry.

“Moving in to 2017, our order book continues to increase and we’ll be furthering our projects, discussions and trials with some of the UK’s largest and most well known developers. We have ambitious plans for growth and look forward to seeing each member of the Fusion team play their role in helping us to achieve our goals.”