Richard Powell - Thermal Performance

Going from the design process to walking through the finished building gives me immense pride

As an Account Manager for Dow Building Solutions (DBS), Richard Powell works to keep his customers warm and their buildings energy efficient with Dow’s class-leading insulation products. Personally, he likes to break a sweat trying to beat his personal best on an equally advanced racing bike. Rugby and squash are also passions that he enjoys both playing and watching.

But how about personal bests at work? Richard says that nothing gives him more pride than traveling around the country and seeing the buildings he has been involved with in his role as UK Building Products Sales Manager, knowing that they are well built, well insulated and energy efficient.

“I particularly enjoyed the work completed for the 2012 Olympics as well as the construction of the award winning Alder Hey Children’s Hospital. Going from the design process to walking through the finished building gives me immense pride.”

Richard says that working at the cutting edge of the UK construction materials market is extremely satisfying: “It’s great to be seen as a market leader. Working at Dow means that you are constantly learning – we have such a diverse team with a wide range of skills – and the excellent support and knowledge in DBS gives me the added satisfaction of really understanding how we win in construction.” When not finding innovative solutions for customers, Richard enjoys nothing more than cooking for his friends and family.