Synectics Security appoints Colin Butlin as operations director

Synectics Security has appointed Colin Butlin, one of the industry’s leading project management and planning specialists, to join its senior team as operations director.

Armed with over 20 years’ experience in UK operational and security-focused project delivery roles spanning both service provider and client-side positions, Colin Butlin is the first external appointment announced as part of the new-look company.

Butlin will now be working closely with Synectics Security’s managing director Iain Stringer and commercial director Mark Pennington.

The company officially launched earlier this year following the merger of Synectics Mobile Systems and Quadrant Security Group. Pairing both mobile and built-environment expertise, the business works with leading technology providers to design and deploy integrated security solutions for customers operating in highly regulated environments, including the banking and finance world.

Butlin joins Synectics Security from civil engineering giant Kier plc where, among other responsibilities, he led a multi-million pound programme of security upgrade works for Critical National Infrastructure sites across the UK.

With experience spanning the the utilities, defence and commercial markets, the 46-year-old operations expert feels he has a lot to offer Synectics Security at what’s undoubtedly an exciting time for the business.

Colin Butlin

Structured service delivery

Speaking about his appointment, Butlin said: “I’m privileged to have worked on both sides of the fence in terms of managing major security projects. I know, first-hand, what a customer expects, but also how service delivery should be structured, monitored and managed to ensure those expectations are met in the most efficient and effective way possible.”

He continued: “At Synectics Security, I have the opportunity to use this experience to ensure new levels of customer satisfaction, but also to help shape and steer the business. That’s a hugely exciting proposition for me.”

Butlin’s deep technical knowledge of security service delivery and project management will see him implement new governance structures and staff training as part of Synectics Security’s ongoing programme of customer-driven developments.

Iain Stringer concluded: “For us, success isn’t just about making sure our customers are presented with an integrated solution which matches their specific business needs. It’s also about making sure we always deliver that end result in the best way possible for all stakeholders involved. Colin’s reputation and experience in this field will prove invaluable when it comes to making sure we succeed in this mission and we’re delighted to welcome him on board.”

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