Timothy J. Perry, AHC, CSI, DipGAI, MInstAI, RegAI
(FSB) Franz Schneider Brakel GmbH +
Why should I be a member of the GAI Executive Committee?
Because I am knowledgeable & passionate about door hardware/ironmongery and I believe people need to be well educated about the importance of the correct specification of door hardware/ironmongery on fire-rated door openings.
I started my ironmongery career in 1995, in the warehouse and at the trade counter of the Lloyd Worrall Ltd in Leighton Buzzard. Working “hands on” with the products gave me a good opportunity to learn about their uses and functions. It was during this time that I started my studies for the GAI four year Education Programme. In 2004, I gained my GAI diploma and that was a very proud moment for me.
In 2010, it was time for a new challenge; I moved to Germany and started to work at Franz Schneider Brakel GmbH & Co. KG (FSB) as their door hardware spec-writer on their international projects. Two years in, I felt I wanted to gain further door hardware knowledge and education, so I started at my American studies on the education programme of the Door and Hardware Institute of Washington DC (DHI).
After four years at FSB, I was given the opportunity to gain more experience writing “door by door” hardware specs further afield for Hafele. Initially in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia then in Singapore where I started the Hafele International Project Office, which I ran for 3 ½ years. I was working with the architects and interior designers in Singapore and Hong Kong for overseas projects throughout the Middle East and Asia.
2018 was yet another year of change for my career as well as my personal life. I passed my final DHI exam and became a fully qualified Architectural Hardware Consultant (AHC), my wife and I moved back to England and I became a father. However, I did not just move back to my roots geographically but also in regards in my career. Since the summer of 2019 I have made my return to FSB, where I work as their Architectural Hardware Consultant for American, British, European & Singapore Standards on their global projects.
Therefore, as you can see….door hardware/ironmongery has always been a huge part of my life for the past 25 years and I would love to share my knowledge and passion with you as a member of the GAI Executive Committee…