Appointment sees Davidson combining roles of technical and operations director to address the rapidly changing needs of technology and the AV market.
Kinly – a leading AV systems integrator and remote collaboration service provider– is delighted to announce the promotion of AV heavyweight Stuart Davidson to the role of Operations Director, UK & Ireland.
In his new role, Davidson will be overseeing consultancy & design, projects, warehouse & logistics, hire & judicial, and health & safety. The promotion will also give him the opportunity to develop products, solutions, and processes in line with what the market and the technology needs to deliver efficiently at scale and globally.
Having joined the AV industry in 1996, Davidson has worked for organisations big and small including a period during which he owned and ran his own AV services business. As a result, he has built a wealth of experience across all commercial, technical and operational business functions, and has served myriad verticals.
Davidson joined Kinly in 2016 as service delivery director for global services, and soon after, became technical services director, the title which he retained before taking on his latest role. Indeed, as operations director, he continues with his technical responsibilities.
Davidson explains: “My previous position is folded into the new one. That means I now have responsibility for the design side of the business as well as the operations project delivery side. For me, that’s an important move because we’re seeing the industry continuously moving and changing, with technology being a key driver. So, it makes sense that the operational and technical sides come under one umbrella.”
He continues: “Developing our delivery processes as current technologies demand will enable us to deliver to our customers much more efficiently, more reliably, and right the first time. Of course, this isn’t the job of one man. I have an incredible team of roughly 150 people around me. I rally them, support them, and give the best direction and training I can.”
Tom Martin, CEO at Kinly, comments: “Bringing 24 years of experience across a broad skillset, Stuart has played a central role in the success of Kinly. He has built excellent rapport between the technical team, projects, and service departments. In 2021 Stuart took the opportunity to chair the Global Product board. So, he has a profound understanding of what products work and what doesn’t and has the expertise to help us shape our direction. His technical grounding is superb and that’s what we need as we focus on the next stage of our evolution.”