AXIOM strengthens its team with a further appointment to meet client demand

North-east based, leading independent engineering consultancy AXIOM, has welcomed a further employee to its Process Safety team with Robert Fitch joining as Senior Process Safety Consultant. This appointment is in response to the rapid increase of contracts secured by the existing team in line with the ongoing business commitment to the delivery of quality Process Safety Consultancy and Process Safety Engineering Services.

Prior to joining AXIOM, Robert has over 15 years’ experience across several sectors including the pharmaceutical, petrochemical and speciality chemicals industries with AstraZeneca, Johnson Matthey, Vertellus Specialities and Lianhetech. A Chartered Chemical Engineer, Robert demonstrates a broad range of experience in process & plant design, manufacturing troubleshooting, project execution, process hazard analysis and process safety management.

Robert has previously worked on upper tier COMAH sites, in GMP environments, and at manufacturing facilities across the world. He has held roles including R&D Engineer, Technical Support Engineer, Senior Process Engineer, and Process Engineering Leadership.

AXIOM’s Process Safety Team continues to expand with the capability to deliver a complete suite of Process Safety services, including support with license to operate, hazard analysis and risk assessment, delivering solutions at every stage of the asset life cycle. Robert will work as part of the AXIOM Process Safety Engineering and Consultancy Team, which is seamlessly integrated with AXIOM’s in-house inspection & NDT, Materials and Mechanical specialists to deliver support across a diverse range of industries and energy sectors.

Robert said, “I am delighted to have joined AXIOM as the Process Safety group continues to expand its capabilities, and I am looking forward to the opportunities to assist clients with solving problems and improving their Process Safety performance, at a time when industries are facing many challenges”.

Process Safety Group Manager, Amanda Garvey Kovac added, “We are pleased to welcome Robert to the Process Safety team. Robert’s knowledge and experience enhances our existing team’s capability and the strength of services we offer to our clients. This additional recruitment reflects our commitment to delivering an exceptional service to our clients as we continue to be awarded a number of long-term frameworks across our target sectors.”

Award-winning AXIOM continue to expand its overall team with offices in the UK industry hubs of Teesside, Humber, North West and Grangemouth. With the business experiencing continued growth aligned with its long-term business strategy, AXIOM continue to underline the company’s confidence in its performance as trusted partners of technically excellent asset integrity consultancy services throughout their clients’ entire asset life cycle.