GAVIN APPLEBY - EFECO
MEP Executive of the Year
Gavin Appleby, managing director of EFECO (Emirates Falcon Electromechanical Company), won the coveted MEP Executive of the Year award.
After the win, Appleby said: “This is an individual award and an individual award cannot be achieved without a team. So this award is really about me and my team. The results that we have achieved over the last two years in EFECO have been incredible.
“We have broken down the barriers of communication. We have worked together as a team. We have invested heavily in innovation. We have trained our people significantly. And we have invested in making sure that we measure everything we do.”
Appleby joined EFECO in 2017 and he has had a direct impact on the team through his supportive leadership, which enables the team to achieve their full potential while giving ownership to team leaders. He has invested time to recruit the right individuals to build on the success of the organisation.
In an earlier interview with MEP Middle East, Appleby spoke about his team and firm’s strengths: “We have an exceptional BIM team and engineering division within our group which is part of our strength in this whole resurgence of EFECO. We have more than 26 BIM operators who are working as EFECO employees.” Last year, EFECO went through a re-building process, said Appleby. He explained: “When you re-build an organisation, you have to get back to the grassroots. We entered the year with exceptional project execution and manufacturing capability across both ductwork and prefabrication. Last year, financially, we ended the year in good shape.”