David Hurley - Director - AVK UK Smart Water
David has spent 21 years’ in the water industry, he has a sound knowledge of water network operations and leakage, including 15 years of experience working for UK water authorities before joining AVK UK.
David is responsible for the provision of technical support for the AVK Smart Water programme and specialist valves with additional focus on combined product packages that can help customers reduce their non-revenue water and ultimately their running costs.
“Smart networks will play a vital part in helping water companies manage their assets more efficiently. AVK Smart Water technology gives more frequent or real-time data which means the water company personnel can make informed decisions straight away. This will allow them to improve performance significantly with less customer interruptions and leakage reductions benefitting. AVK Smart Water solutions will also increase proactivity with asset management audits as the remote feedback from valves and hydrants will reduce physical visits to site and in-turn reduce the carbon footprint”.
Peter Fletcher - Business Development Manager - Glenfield Invicta (AVK UK sister company)
Peter has worked in the water industry for over 30 years, and over the last 12 months, as part of the AVK Smart Water team, has been able to offer his expertise in services and installations to ensure optimal performance of the range of AVK’s Smart Water products.
Not only do AVK and AVK Smart Water offer state-of-the-art products but also the skill set to be able to ensure these products achieve whole life costings. Peter’s work goes hand in glove with the rest of the AVK Smart Water team.
“If a product should last 30 to 40 years but isn’t installed properly it can cause a lot of damage and may also mean that it needs to be replaced way before expected life. The AVK Smart Water team can ensure our products give optimal performance.”
Huzaifah Ahmed Saleem – Graduate Technical Sales and Support Engineer, AVK UK Smart Water
Huzaifah has been part of the AVK Smart Water team for just under six months and has been involved in some ‘exciting’ projects, across the UK.
To date he has been working closely with other members of the AVK Smart Water team, meeting customers and contributing to trial projects, seeing first-hand how AVK Smart Water is delivering solutions across the board.
“There have been some really exciting projects, and it’s been great to see what AVK Smart Water is bringing to the customer.
“This is a great opportunity for me to help customers make savings, while helping with the delivery of clean water.”
Anthony Whittam – Water Network Specialist – AVK UK Smart Water
Anthony comes from an engineering background having started his career in the water industry as a pipefitter and then a heating engineer before becoming a technical support engineer for a leading international sustainable heating and hot water solutions provider.
In 2012 he made a switch to commercial water control solutions industry, cutting his teeth in sales and rising through the ranks to national sales manager, before joining AVK in 2023.
Anthony joined AVK UK at a pivotal time for the business, as AVK renamed what was formerly Network Safety division to Smart Water Network and Asset Management.
Anthony said: “I was delighted to join the business at this pivotal time of growth for AVK UK. Hopefully you’ll be seeing and hearing more of me in the future.
“I’ve always been involved in water, from leaving school and starting an apprenticeship in heating and ventilation through to national sales manager. I was delighted to join the business at this pivotal time of growth for AVK UK, and hopefully you’ll be seeing and hearing more of me in the future.”
Robert Edwards – Smart Water Specialist – AVK UK Smart Water
Rob’s background is in electronic engineering before he switched to the water and gas industries, using his skills and knowledge as an engineer in a more sales and support-focussed role, where he worked with data logging, meter reading, and pressure control equipment.
After 10 years, he moved to a multi-utility metering business, where he worked as a business development manager for a range of advanced and automatic meter reading technologies. He then worked as an international engineering consultancy firm, where he focussed on the water side of the business, before joining AVK UK in January 2023.
In his new role at AVK UK, Rob will be looking after our state-of-the-art VIDI product range and ARIsense smart water air valves. You can read how the latter helped Yorkshire Water avert a potential sewage leak in a recent case study here (link: https://www.avkuk.co.uk/en-gb/case-studies/ilkley-smart-water):
Rob said: “I’m delighted to be joining AVK at this important time, as the Smart Water division continues to grow and expand.
“I’ll be visiting our manufacturing sites and customers over the coming weeks, so they’ll all be seeing and hearing more from me in the future. In the meantime, if anyone has any queries regarding our Smart Water product range, feel free to contact me.”
Contact the AVK Smart Water Team:
David Hurley T: +44 (0) 7983 706675 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Peter Fletcher T: +44 (0) 7384 517770 E: email@example.com
Huzaifah Ahmed Saleem T: +44 (0) 1563 591840 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Anthony Whittam T: +44 (0) 7718 479581 E: email@example.com
Rob Edwards T: +44 (0) 7562 622111 E: firstname.lastname@example.org