Peter retires after 21 years in glazing

Peter Maddern

Peter Maddern is to retire after a fenestration career that has spanned 21 years. Peter was instrumental in delivering Risa, the independent and impartial inspections and auditing service, and has worked for both the Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) and Fensa.

“Peter has had a distinguished career in the glazing industry,” said Dave Mechem, Risa’s director of inspection and assessment. “Having joined the BBA in 2002 as a Fensa inspector, Peter was promoted in 2005 to Fensa inspection manager. In this role he helped to increase the number of inspections being completed from 13,000 inspections a year to 18,000 inspections a year, and he eliminated the need for cold calling. Peter also worked closely with Fensa’s CEO, Graham Hinett, before Graham’s retirement in 2012.

“In 2008, Peter was promoted to head of inspection which included all BBA inspection types, before being promoted again to head of contractor and system certification. In this role his responsibilities included management system certification work, inspection work, UKAS accreditation and all associated administration support.

“We were pleased to see Peter join the GGF in January 2015. Among many achievements in his time with us, one the biggest was delivering the RISA project on time and within budget. After a time as operations director, Peter then semi-retired and went back into the field to provide management consultancy services. He helped the BFRC attain its UKAS accreditation.

“Peter is now stepping back from the industry to enjoy full retirement. Everyone at the GGF and Fensa would like to thank him for all his years of hard work, and wish him all the very best for the future.”

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