“The lamps are going out all over Europe,” said Foreign Secretary Sir Edward Grey as the UK stood on the brink of the First World War. The British government today faces a similar, although more literal fear: of keeping on the lights during a period of unprecedented energy challenges. Just as the horrors of the…
Posts by Colin Beaney
Global Industry Director, Energy, Utilities & Resources
Colin is the Global Industry Director for Energy, Utilities & Resources within IFS where he has worked for nearly 15 years. Colin has been involved in implementing and project managing IFS software into many Project and Asset Intensive organisations in Europe and worldwide. These cover many industries including Energy, Utilities, Pulp & Paper, Aviation and Defence. He is therefore ideally placed to understand the real challenges faced by organisations working in the Service and Asset Intensive Industries. He is a key member of the IFS product directions board and plays an instrumental role in the decisions regarding IFS product strategy. Prior to this Colin worked as a Management Consultant specialising in maintenance continuous improvement philosophies such as TPM and RCM. He completed a Mechanical Engineering apprenticeship many years ago and spent over 15 years working in Automotive manufacture including time as a Maintenance and Facilities Manager.