Global Fire Group sets its sights on further growth with the appointment of Paul Pope as Group Business Development Director

Global Fire Group, which includes Global Fire Equipment (GFE), a leading global manufacturer of fire detection equipment, and Createch, specialists in emergency lighting equipment, have announced the appointment of Paul Pope as Group Business Development Director Worldwide.

Paul will be responsible for overseeing the group’s international growth strategy, marketing and product management.

Founded in Denmark in 1994 by João Paulo Ajami, Global Fire already has already established an enviable reputation as a complete fire detection and emergency lighting systems manufacturer, with presence in over 90 countries. Based in a modern logistics centre in the Algarve region of Portugal, Global Fire designs, manufactures and exports a complete range of fire detection products and emergency lighting. Its state-of-the-art equipment can be found in prestigious premises across the globe, ranging from major airports to an Antarctic research base.

Paul has been active in the fire and security industry since 1985 and has held senior management positions in some of the leading international fire and security companies. He graduated as an engineer within the Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE) of which he is still a member. For many years Paul has been active in the Fire Industry Association (FIA) and holds positions in the FIA Detection and Alarms Council (Vice Chairman), Services Council and the Testing Maintenance and Validation Committee. He also is a member of the Building Fire Safety Systems Section of the NFPA in the USA.

Global Fire Founder and Director, João Paulo Ajami, comments: “We are delighted to welcome Paul to the Global Fire team. His vast experience and in-depth knowledge of the fire detection and life safety industries gained over the past three decades make him ideally placed to help grow Global Fire’s market share and we’re excited to find out more about his ideas for new products and system solutions.”

Talking about his new role, Paul Pope, adds: “I’m thrilled to be joining Global Fire Group at such an exciting time in the industry and in the group’s expansion. The company – and its brands – have established an enviable reputation for creating innovative products and solutions which are helping to improve fire detection and save lives across the globe. I’m looking forward to delivering the group’s ambitious global growth strategy and am excited about working with such an impassioned team as we continue to build our brand strength, further enhance our customer support and, ultimately, increase the group’s global market share.”