Haven Fire & Safety L.L.C.

profile / key personnel

Gerry Boux

Gerry Boux is Haven Fire & Safety’s Managing Director and founded the Company in its present form in 1997.

 

Gerry has more than 40 years’ experience within the Fire Industry, originally starting out as an apprentice in the Chubb Group back in the 1970s and working through Design / Engineering roles prior to moving into Export Sales / Major Projects. This led to a GCC based Regional Sales role in 1981 and Gerry has been based in the UAE since that date, gaining a vast experience over several key market sectors and disciplines including Fire Suppression, Fire & Gas Detection and Service within the Industrial, Commercial, Marine and Onshore / Offshore Petroleum Oil & Gas Sectors.

 

Gerry’s goal is to continue to provide first class system solutions, products and services with Haven Fire’s Principals who include world leaders in the Industry, backed up by the Company’s strong locally based Sales, Engineering and Support Staff, growing the organisation and embracing new technologies / developing further as needed.

 

As a long term UAE resident, Gerry’s family have grown up in Dubai and he has 4 grown children and 8 grandchildren living in the UAE and the UK.  Gerry’s interests include travel, flying and motor sport.

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Ben Hughes

Ben Hughes is Haven Fire & Safety’s Business Development Manager and joined the company in 2014.  He is based in our Dubai office.

 

Ben has twenty years’ experience in the fire industry, working for market-leading organisations, where he specialised in gaseous suppression technologies.   Initially responsible for business in the UK & Ireland, Ben has since worked throughout the EMEA & India region, utilizing his broad experience across several fire-fighting disciplines for the protection of a wide range of hazards, including heavy vehicles, data centres, offshore platforms, wind turbines, buses and even gold mines.

 

With a passion for fire protection, Ben is always striving to learn about the latest technologies and solutions for protecting business critical applications and believes that the safeguarding of lives and the protection of assets should be a major consideration on every project.

 

Originally from the small town of Godalming in the South of the United Kingdom, Ben has a keen interest in history, travel and playing golf and is a long devoted follower of Manchester United!

 

ben@havenfire.ae

+971 (0)50 455 8543

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Lewis Alexander

Lewis is Haven Fire & Safety’s Sales & Marketing Manager and joined the company in 2018.  He is based in our Dubai office.

 

Lewis is from a town called Leamington Spa in the UK and has been living in the UAE for the last 3 years. Since graduating from De Montfort University in Leicester Lewis has gathered a wealth of sales experiences throughout his career, starting at Godiva Ltd. Godiva Ltd are a fire pump manufacturer where Lewis worked part time in his last year of university and was offered a full time position in their After Sales division upon graduating. After 3 years Lewis decided to move on to become After Sales Manager at API Heat Transfer, and after one year was promoted to Sales Manager. Managing a territory of the UK, Benelux, Sweden & South Africa, gaining valuable sales experience in Oil & Gas, Marine, Power Generation, Automotive (Scania OEM) and Off Highway industries for over 3 years. Lewis decided to move to Dubai in 2016 enjoying a brief spell in digital marketing before returning to what he knows best, Fire and Safety.

 

“I have had a passion for sales and marketing since studying at college and university and have many experiences and skills which I will to transfer to Haven Fire & Safety to build on past successes. I thrive with a mix of responsibilities managing and mentoring a successful, hungry and motivated sales team. I have always enjoyed working in the Fire Suppression Industry and understand the importance of supplying excellent quality products and execution in the field ”    

 

Lewis is a keen footballer and avid supporter of Arsenal FC and also enjoys running, going to the gym, cooking and listening to various genres of music in his spare time.

 

 lewis@havenfire.ae

+971 (0)50 553 2801

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Premalal K.A.

Premalal is Haven Fire and Safety’s Engineering Manager and has been with Haven since the establishment of the company in 1997.

 

An Electrical Engineer by profession, Premalal has more than 25 years of experience with Fire & Gas and Fire Suppression / Fire Fighting system, particularly for Marine, Offshore and Oil and Gas industry.

 

He started the career as Power Transformer Design Engineer and also had opportunity to work as Switch Gear design and estimation engineer in Mumbai, India, prior to moving to the Middle East.

 

Premalal previously worked in Qatar, with Al Sahibeh Establishment for six years as Sales Engineer and was primarily responsible for Fire and Gas detection systems sales, and project execution to a great extent.

 

Within Haven, during its last 17 years of association, Premalal has worked in various roles – Engineering, Design, Sales, Projects execution and Commissioning.

 

Originally from Thrissur, cultural capital of Kerala, Premalal has a keen interest in spiritual learnings and is always striving to gain a balanced, healthy, high-achieving life in this constantly challenging and changing world.

 

Premalal@havenfire.ae

+971 (0)50 650 5914

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James MacDonald

 

James is Haven Fire & Safety’s Service Manager and has been with the company since 2005.

 

James has over 20 years’ experience in the fire industry across Europe with a background in the manufacturing and maintenance of fire safety systems as well as live firefighting training within the oil and gas sector.

 

Over the past 10 years, James has been instrumental in the continued growth of Haven Fire & Safety as a leading service provider in the fire industry and has been key in the development and training of our technicians to ensure that works are always completed to the highest standard.

 

James originates from the town of Great Yarmouth on the East Coast of the United Kingdom and has a passion for the martial art of Muay Thai, enjoys playing golf and following Chelsea Football Club.

 

 

James@havenfire.ae

+971 (0)50 654 9098

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Vivek James Kadavan

Vivek is a Senior Sales Executive in Haven Fire & Safety's recently expanded Sales Team.  He is based in our Dubai Office.

 

Vivek is originally from the town of Vaikom in the South of India and is an MBA graduate from the University of Aberdeen in Scotland, UK.

 

With a passion for sales especially in fire protection Vivek works hard to find new avenues and capitalise on new opportunities. He has a wide customer base involving End Users, MEP Contractors, Facility Management Companies, Owners Associations and Consultants. His focus is mainly in the Dubai region as well as in the Northern Emirates.

 

He has more than 4 years of experience in the UAE market, within the Fire & Safety sector . He began his career in India working for Infosys Ltd, in the software field and also worked in retail sales during his time in the UK.

 

vivek@havenfire.ae

+971 (0)56 113 3248 

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