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Baseefa Ltd

Adam Crowe to replace Ron Sinclair as Operations Manager at SGS Baseefa

22 January 2015

After nearly four decades in the business, and over 10 years at the helm of one of the UK's leading test and certification specialists, SGS Baseefa’s general manager Ron Sinclair MBE is stepping sideways to take up a new role as Technical Manager. He will be replaced as Operations Manager by Adam Crowe.

Ron Sinclair (left) and Adam Crowe
Ron Sinclair (left) and Adam Crowe

Adam joined the company last year from a position as Technical Sales Executive with Eurofins Product Testing in Altrincham. Adam has 15 years’ experience in the laboratory and testing sectors in the UK, Europe and the Middle East. 

Adam said: “I am delighted to take over from Ron and to join SGS Baseefa, whose worldwide reputation in the field of the certification of hazardous area equipment and related services is unmatched. Ron will be a very hard act to follow, but I am very pleased that he will continue to be on hand to manage the technical side of the business.

“I have known about Baseefa for some time, and to join a group of professionals like these, where everyone is absolutely the best at what they do, is a real privilege.”

While Adam takes on the day-to-day management of the company, Ron will continue as Technical Manager on a part-time basis. This will include his work in international Certification and Standardisation of hazardous areas and equipment. He is chairman of BSI Committee EXL/31, responsible for the UK input to both European and International standards for Electrical Equipment for use in potentially explosive atmospheres, and until recently, chaired ExTAG, the Test and Assessment Group of the IECEx International Certification Scheme. He remains one of the vice-chairs of the European Notified Bodies Group for ATEX.

Ron was awarded an MBE in the 2011 New Year Honours List for services to Certification and Standardisation. He commented: “It’s been a long and exciting journey since Baseefa was formed as an independent company in March, 2002 after EECS (the Electrical Equipment Certification Service) was closed by the Health and Safety Executive.

“We had been encouraged by many of our customers to set up on our own, and it has been a wonderful experience to lead the company to its present position as a world leader in hazardous area product certification.

“Adam brings a wealth of the experience and enthusiasm needed for the future development of the company as I move into a hopefully very active semi-retirement.”

Baseefa joined the SGS group of companies in December 2011.

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