Keltbray Group has appointed a new innovation director to boost research and development across the business.
Michael Pelken has taken up the newly created post with immediate effect, having previously worked on projects ranging from industrial design to architectural structures. He has practiced in the UK, America, China, Germany and Italy. Keltbray said his work has been widely published and exhibited and described him as a “sought after keynote speaker”.
Pelken will combine combining his work at Keltbray with his responsibilities as a Partner of London-based P+ Studio, visiting professor at Nanjing University and Southeast University and will continue his academic research at Cambridge University.
Brendan Kerr, Keltbray Group CEO said, “Based on his track record in award-winning patent development in design, architecture, engineering, and construction, we are confident Michael can help us build on and further develop our innovative and competitive edge both internally and externally.
“To help future proof our business and deliver our goals for growth, it is key to keep abreast of future trends and be at the cutting edge of these. We believe Michael is well placed to build on our innovation achievements to date and identify and drive future research opportunities to ensure we keep evolving as a business.”
Michael Pelken added, “I am passionate about interdisciplinary collaboration and very much look forward to working with Keltbray to ensure we maximise our opportunities for future growth and development through research and innovation, and by ensuring we develop a creative culture, where innovative ideas are valued, nurtured and implemented to facilitate change for the better.”