Dubai-based sustainable and technology-driven home maintenance specialist Hitches & Glitches (H&G), has promoted Kelvin Varghese to the position of director, responsible for the strategic growth of the company while leading 800 specialist technicians.
An industry veteran, Varghese boasts over 15 years of experience in the facilities management (FM) industry, the last four of which have involved managing all elements of FM, mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) and business development for H&G’s parent company Farnek.
He has also directed operations at several marquee projects including City Walk, Dubai Airports and more recently Burj Khalifa, said the company in a statement.
Varghese has previously held roles at BK Gulf and Imdaad, with experience of markets across the GCC and India.
As well as holding a master’s degree in engineering, he has also been recognised by Mefma, the Dubai Civil Defense and holds a Six Sigma Black Belt.
Welcoming the appointment, Farnek CEO Markus Oberlin said: "In addition to Varghese’s understanding of our corporate structure, he brings a wealth of industry understanding to this role having worked on several key projects for both Farnek and Hitches & Glitches in recent years."
His ability to lead large teams of multidisciplined FM professionals will be invaluable, stated Oberlin.
“With schools closed, people working from home and many self-isolating, it is imperative that home environments stay well maintained, clean and safe,” he added.
In his new role, Varghese will direct a 800-strong team of FM, MEP and HVAC specialists who cover all forms of home maintenance and repairs from electrical and plumbing works, to water tank cleaning, air conditioning and swimming pool maintenance besides smart home product repairs, gardening and cleaning.
On his new role, Varghese said: "We have a clear strategy to deliver excellence in every service we offer by focusing on quality, value and sustainable best practice."
"In recent years we have established Hitches & Glitches as a tech-led, innovative company – this is an area will focus on as we move forward to cement our reputation as a market leader in the home maintenance industry," he added.-TradeArabia News Service