The British Board of Agrément (BBA) is pleased to announce the appointment of new Head of Test Services Alvaro Enguita-Gonzalez as Head of the BBA Testing Unit, based in Watford, Hertfordshire.
Alvaro is a chartered engineer with more than 20 years of experience in the construction industry. He previously held the role of Business Manager – Construction at Lucideon, a position which brought him into the testing and certification industry. He holds a degree in Construction Engineering from Valladolid University, Spain, and is a Chartered Construction Engineer at COITAG and member of the Chartered Management Institute.
Alvaro’s career has taken him over many roles, all of which have given him experience across the full construction project life cycle, from building design to construction consultancy, product manufacturing, building surveying and construction management. He brings in-depth knowledge of the construction industry coupled with strong expertise in business management to his new role within BBA Test Services.
The testing unit employs 21 people and performs more than 1,000 tests each year, either for BBA Certification, at the request of manufacturers bringing new construction products to market, or for those wishing to evaluate the technical performance of existing products.
Alvaro said: “The BBA offers me the opportunity of working at the most respected testing, product approval and certification and assurance organisation in the UK. I am working alongside an incredible group of professionals, all dedicated to upholding the highest standards within the construction sector and developing services to better fulfill our clients’ needs and match the requirements of the industry.”
BBA Commercial and Marketing Director Richard Beale said: “We are happy to have Alvaro join the team and believe his experience and vision will continue to grow the scope, influence and expertise of the BBA Test Unit.”