Dave Pickles has built a career spanning 40 years in the process and manufacturing sector with a focus on automation and control products, solutions and services. Beginning his career in Siemens Plc, initially in commercial roles, he progressed through to Divisional Sales Director of Automation & Drives Technology, General Manager of Machine & Engineered Drives and was later promoted to Managing Director of Building Technologies UK.
After spending five years heading up award-winning engineering firm, Bilfinger UK as Managing Director, Dave was appointed as Managing Director of Capula within the Imtech Group. Drawing on key expertise in sales and marketing, business restructuring and strategy, Dave has increased sales activity 4-fold, leading his team to secure significant contracts in energy whilst enhancing customer experience. Equally focused on safety, he has ensured two million hours without an LTI. As a former apprentice, Dave understands and advocates the value of employee development and is committed to uplifting capability as a key driver of business performance.