Educated to MBA level and with a professional background in finance, Gerard Garcia spent his early part of his career working with one of the top 5 global auditing practices outside the UK. He then moved on to the commercial and industrial sectors, which he has never left.
Gerard has always been involved in – and developed a passion for – organisational change processes, information systems design and implementation as well as software application development to improve company processes and work flow efficiency, as he firmly believes that these are critical to business success.
As Managing Director of Genesa, Gerard has led the diversification of the company offering over the past 6 years. He expanded Genesa’s historical role as a telecommunication engineering and installation provider of the 1990s to embrace three further business areas: IP CCTV and Access Control systems design and installation, security product distribution and technical support, software development using longstanding internal skills.
In Gerard’s own words: “As an engineering company we have since 1992 pioneered development, deployment and use of IT solutions at all levels of our company to manage our own contracts. We are now making wider use of this valuable expertise as well as the ones gained in IP CCTV and access control to go one step further and offer innovative solutions and quality support to our customers, to help them manage their ever changing business challenges.”
Gerard is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a Member of the Institute of Directors, but he firmly believes these credits mean little if you cannot deliver value to your customers.
Alan Newbury started his career in the publishing industry as a Works manager and for several years he run his own business.
In 1990 Alan moved into the telecommunication industry by joining Birse Communications. He covered roles such as Fibre optic installation engineer and Precision test engineer while gaining valuable experience on the ground.
When Birse Communications became part of Sirti SpA Alan fully embraced the managerial aspects of running projects of all sizes, complexities and geographical spread. He was responsible from fibre installation projects for BT in the North to design and installation of major TV cables for NINEX, from Head of installations at United Artists Communications to Ancillary Wiring Contracts projects.
Since the management buyout of Sirti Ltd, in which he was involved, Alan is the Operations Director of Genesa. As such he has brought to the company a great set of skills and extremely valuable experience matured over the years working in so many different environments and on so many different projects. Every contract he has been involved with has turned to be profitable. He enjoys the enviable reputation of being dependable and reliable, while he always strives to improve the service that the company provides to its clients.
Educated to IOSH standard in Health & Safety, Owen Constance began his career in the electrical sector, both installation and fault finding areas.
After maturing experience in this area, Owen progressed to engineering contract management. Since then he has run many maintenance and installations projects managing a vast number of skilled contract engineers (both mechanical and electrical) in a large variety of sectors and locations such as power stations, cement mills, steel and manufacturing companies.
For Genesa Owen has covered a number of roles including Project Engineer and Quality Assurance Engineer. He is currently Jeopardy Manager and is the right hand of the Operations Director.
Owen is committed to driving the company forward by actively getting involved in all key projects such as the BT Openreach Olympics 2012 football stadium upgrade project. Owen is currently involved in the ‘Project Solstice team’ BT Openreach, tasked with the banking upgrade of over 2000 branches of Lloyds TSB.
Thanks to the valuable experience gained over the years, Owen has matured excellent knowledge of quality customer care and what is required to gain and keep a contract running, along with the pitfalls associated.