Published On: Thu, May 12th, 2016

Phil Rice, Business Development Manager for SmartSecure

Phil Rice - SmartSecure Bus Dev Mgr_New picPhil Rice joins the management team of leading UK hardware distributor, Carl F Groupco. He takes the post of Business Development Manager for SmartSecure, the company’s new smart door locking and access control brand. Phil is responsible for  the new smart division that has been formed by Carl F Groupco to ensure full support for the new brand. The appointment underscores the importance of SmartSecure to both Carl F Groupco and its customers.

A strong career history for Phil Rice includes eight years working in a range of management roles for one of the largest global suppliers of intelligent lock and security solutions. Immediately prior to joining Carl F Groupco he was responsible for access control business development for a leading UK safety security protection company.

Commenting on the appeal of joining Carl F Groupco as it expands further into the smart sector, Phil Rice says:

“The opportunity to work with smart locking was one I couldn’t turn down, it is one of the most innovative and exciting developments in the sector for many years. It is a fascinating technology and I am delighted to be working with the established Carl F Groupco team to further the company’s activity in this area.

“Carl F Groupco’s values align directly with my beliefs regarding how business should be conducted – this was significant in my decision to join the company at this strategically important time in the growth of the organisation.”

SmartSecure, featuring the FUHR multitronic 881, provides a comprehensive range of smart options for motorised multipoint locking and access control with flexibility to suit all property applications including residential and the care sectors.