Meet the Team
Rich – Rich is the owner of Art of Smart, he personally surveys all projects and oversees the general running of all operations and client relationships ensuring projects run smoothly. He still actively works on site on our clients projects preferring this to a more office based role. Its means he can keep the finger on the pulse and oversee all aspects of what the business does and ensure quality stays to the absolute maximum. He is qualified in both Control4 and Lutron and has his Pakedge PCNA. He also now is sharing his wealth of knowledge in our training academy for aspiring smart home installers. Read more about that here
Andy – Andy was our first ever apprentice/ employee. He has been here since the start and been key to AOSs growth. He’s taken the rough with the smooth and that is something i’ll be eternally grateful for. Although he is completing an adult electrical apprenticeship he has also completed the Control4 programming course and on a fast track to managing projects. He also will complete the Pakedge PCNA training along with Lutron Lighting control programming course. He left a management job in hospitality for the role so his customer service is second to none.
Danny – Danny is our systems designer. He’s in charge of pricing all of our projects and creating all our documentation for jobs using a combination of AutoCad, Visio, D-Tools & The Cinema Designer softwares. He makes amendments to site documentation as feedback comes in from the guys and ensures all our standard operating procedures and install guides are kept up to date. He was an Electrican by trade before moving into industrial switch gear manufacture and design – which is where his initial CAD skills have come from. We are currently keeping all his education upto date with CEDIA CEUs and also completing the AVIXA CTD-D in design.
Alex – Alex is one of our electricians however also retrained as an adult apprentice leaving a management role at a well known retailer to come join the team. In a short space of time he has become a key member of the team and a ‘know face’ on our social media accounts – he even has his own instagram account @art_of_smart_alex – Alex is based over in Cheshire and over time will become our project manager for this region.
Mike – Mike is one of our electricians. Since starting with AOS he has become an absolute asset. He is a lighting control panel extraordinaire and has the patience of a saint turning out some incredible work. He is also a dab hand with a soldering iron and takes on the role of QS for electrical installations.
Shaun – One of the newer members of the team, Shaun is a first year apprentice based in Cheshire. He typically works with Alex as his mentor. He is completing an electrical apprenticeship at a Manchester college – You can follow his journey on his work instagram – @art_of_smart_shaun
Ben – Ben is based in Kent and covers London for us. He is a Control4 and Lutron programmer with a seriously impressive electrical back ground. As with all the team his work is second to none. He covers all project management within London and can ensure we can maintain same day call outs where required.
Paul – Paul is our stores/ warehouse manager. He is in charge of all stock, inventory management across all locations and ensuring all materials are ordered ahead of going to site. He makes sure all the lads vans are stocked with essential items for reactive maintenance and call outs.
Noel – Noel is our web designer and Lead Manager. He is in charge of all things web based including, booking training, dealing with initial enquiries and logging them into our systems to ensure they are dealt with promptly. He also manages our Distribution services and coming from a background in retail management, his customer service and people management skills are second to none.
Oliver – Oliver joins us with a wealth of experience coming from a career of AV and live events background. In his most recent role he worked and gained good experience working as a Control4 and Lutron programmer mainly working on Draytek and Cisco networking brands however will complete his Pakedge PCNA training to allow him to work to his best ability on our sites. He has worked throughout the UK and in Europe and I’m sure that in no time at all will also become another key asset to the team.
Rob – Is our in house Videographer. Rob has been working with us for 12 months, shooting videos and content of our Projects, however we decided to take him on board full time following the completion of our Training Academy. Video content has become a crucial part of what AOS do as a business, we now get videos up onto our YouTube channel twice weekly (Wednesdays & Sundays).
Rob is also available to hire by AOS Partners to capture their own projects to. You can follow Rob on Instagram @artofsmartmedia