Edinburgh-based Reactec appoints construction expert as non-executive
An Edinburgh firm that provides monitors and devices to help prevent hand arm vibration (HAV) has appointed construction services expert Fiona Perrin to its board.
Ms Perrin joins the board of Reactec as a non-executive director.
With a 30-year executive career in sales, marketing and general management, she has headed up businesses in the construction and services sector including those at HSS Hire Group and Rentokil Initial, before becoming a private company and PLC board director.
Fiona is currently chairman of Independent Builders Merchants Group and non-executive director at Coastline Housing, complementing her expertise for Reactec. Fiona is also a novelist and business journalist.
Roger Adcock, chairman at Reactec, said: “We are thrilled to have Fiona join our Board. She brings with her strong commercial and leadership expertise.
“Fiona’s experience will be invaluable as Reactec seek to develop their messaging to be effective in encouraging and enabling employers to reduce the risk of their employee’s exposure to HAV. We warmly welcome her to the board.”
Fiona Perrin added: “I am proud to join the board of Reactec. Through my work in a number of sectors, it is clear that industry is just not doing enough to minimise the likelihood of employees developing this irreversible life-changing disease.
“I am looking forward to doing what I can to raise the profile of this issue with the board of Reactec.”
Launched in 2016, Reactec’s Havwear is a wrist-worn device that monitors in real-time an individual’s exposure to vibration when using power tools.
HAV syndrome – also known as vibration white finger – is the highest reported industrial disease in the UK. Some 300,000 people suffer from the condition.