CENTIEL UK, has announced the appointment of Andrew Skelton as its new operations manager.

Andrew Skelton will now oversee the delivery and deployment of CENTIEL’s full range of market-leading UPS solutions for projects across the UK. Mike Elms, managing director, CENTIEL UK confirms: “We are delighted to welcome Andrew to our growing team. Andrew has an engineering background with over a decade of experience in the UPS industry and is familiar with the implementation of large UPS installations in the commercial sector including the delivery of projects within large datacentres. As CENTIEL continues to grow and we take on bigger contracts, Andrew is ideally placed to manage delivery and project completion plus aftersales support.”

Andrew Skelton comments: “CENTIEL is known for its range of high-quality, innovative UPS solutions and it is backed by a great team of passionate people. I am excited to join the company and hope to be able to make a significant contribution to its further success and growth.


“As operations manager, my new role is to make sure project specifications are met. Careful management of timelines is critical and this means working closely with clients and contractors to meet project milestones.

My technical background enables me to support our engineers to solve any challenges that come up during complex installations. I also work with CENTIEL’s project management team to guarantee all our projects are delivered both on time and on budget, every time.  Andrew Skelton originally completed his apprenticeship in Electrical & Electronic Engineering in 2008 while at Benning UK, where he worked for six years in a variety of roles including product engineer, sales engineer and projects manager.

He joins CENTIEL from AVK-SEG (UK) Ltd where he was a technical engineer for three years, responsible for design on turnkey UPS and Generator projects. Highlights at AVK-SEG (UK) Ltd included being technical lead on multiple high-value projects such as a large tier 4 European data centre, where over 40MW of UPS and Generator systems were successfully deployed.

CENTIEL is a Swiss-based technology company designing, manufacturing and delivering industry-leading power protection solutions for critical facilities. Its three phase true modular UPS, CumulusPower known for its “9 nines” (99.9999999%) system availability and low total cost of ownership through its Maximum Efficiency Management (MEM) and low losses of energy, has now been installed in datacenters and comms rooms in over 60 countries across five continents. More than 50 MW of critical power loads are now protected with CumulusPower in locations across the world including: the UK, Singapore, Australia, Germany, Spain, the Czech Republic and now the Channel Islands.

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