RISA – the GGF Group’s inspection and auditing company – has announced the appointment of Dave Mechem as Operations Director. Dave has been with RISA since January 2016 when he transferred from FENSA with the majority of his inspection team.
Dave started his career on “the bottom rung of the ladder” working as an apprentice for a small installation business owned by his family. He quickly progressed, becoming an installer then subsequently branching into surveying and servicing. In time the company grew and as a result was able to invest in a PVCu fabrication factory, enabling it to manufacture frames for its own needs and also to supply to the wider trade. Dave helped start this part of the business and at this time moved away from installing and into managing the factory.
In 2002, Dave became an inspector for FENSA’s independent inspection supplier in the South East region, and later transferred to the South West. He was promoted in 2008 to Inspection Manager, responsible for a team of inspectors that covered England and Wales.
Upon his latest promotion to Operations Director, Dave said he is “determined to continuously develop and refine the inspections process – providing RISA’s clients with a constantly improving service.”
On accepting the role Dave commented, “I am excited and honoured to be given the chance to help shape and grow RISA into a leading inspection provider.”
The aim for RISA is to become United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) accredited to demonstrate its impartial, professional, fair and robust inspection services to the construction industry.
Dave added, “I feel privileged to have worked with some fantastic fenestration professionals over the years and I have learnt a lot from all of them. I have a first class team with varied skill sets and I am looking forward to great achievements in the future.”
RISA offers independent and impartial inspection and auditing services to the fenestration and construction industries in line with relevant legislation and standards. It is the sole provider of inspection services for FENSA.