After a period of strong growth, Scottish manufacturer Heliex Power has announced a double appointment to enhance its global sales drive.
Heliex Power has developed a patented technology to recover energy from a frequently untapped energy source – steam, as from a boiling kettle.
Produced at low temperatures and low pressure, more than 40,000 gigawatt hours (GWh) of energy is lost globally every year through waste “wet” steam.
It is estimated that up to 50% of industrial energy usage is eventually released as waste heat – enough to power 28 billion homes. The potential market for steam expander systems is in excess of £70 billion.
Heliex Power employs over 25 staff and designs, manufactures and supplies patented Steam Expander Systems, capable of both waste heat recovery and cogeneration in a wide variety of industries including distilling, chemicals, steel, paper, food and drink and glass.
The East Kilbride-based company has now recruited two new sales managers, Juan Manuel DeBlas and Simos Naissidis, as it targets further export opportunities for its groundbreaking steam expanding technology.
Simos is a mechanical engineer, with 12 years’ experience working with steam, heating ventilation, air-conditioning, water and LPG systems.
Juan has a background in chemical engineering and held positions with Parker Hannifin and Elliott Group, where he was respectively Assistant Product Manager and Senior Sales Engineer.
Chris Armitage, Chief Executive, Heliex Power, said: “This is an exciting period of growth for the business, with turnover rising rapidly as we enter new markets. We are now exporting as far afield as India, and have had notable successes in the UK and across Europe.
“These two new appointments will help us capitalise on the inherent need and demand for our steam expander systems from across global industry.”