Advanced welcomes new Managing Director, Antonio Telesca

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Advanced, a global leader in fire protection solutions, has appointed Antonio Telesca as its new Managing Director.

Telesca’s impressive career spans various industries including aerospace, lighting, and fire safety.

Originally from Italy, he has worked in several countries such as Holland, France, Finland, and Indonesia.

Such international experience provides him with the necessary cross-cultural insights vital for Advanced’s global expansion.

He is now based near Advanced’s main office in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, having moved there with his family.

Starting in aeronautical engineering, Telesca sharpened his technical abilities and gained comprehensive knowledge of intricate systems.

His career trajectory later shifted to the lighting and fire detection sectors.

Here, he took on senior roles, contributing notably to the growth of renowned brands like Philips and Schneider Electric.

Telesca has consistently demonstrated an adept understanding of product value, supply chains, and the overall market.

One notable accomplishment was leading a major manufacturing unit in Indonesia.

As Advanced’s new leader, Telesca aims to motivate teams, boost innovation, and improve customer interactions.

His vast experience combined with his knack for merging technical expertise with business strategies promises to be invaluable for Advanced’s ongoing growth.

Telesca shared his thoughts on the appointment: “I am excited to join the exceptional team at Advanced and lead this dynamic organisation into the future.

“With a passion for innovation, a commitment to learning, and a collaborative spirit, I am confident that we will build upon the company’s legacy of excellence and drive new achievements.”

Advanced’s global impact

Advanced systems safeguard numerous esteemed buildings and their residents globally.

They protect landmarks such as The Shard and 22 Bishopsgate in London and significant sites like the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul and the London Underground.

About Advanced

Dedicated to developing intelligent life safety solutions, Advanced is firmly set on paving the way for a safer tomorrow.

Their commendable performance, top-tier quality, and user-friendly products are favoured worldwide, ranging from single-panel installations to expansive, multi-site networks.

Advanced’s comprehensive product line encompasses complete fire detection systems, multiprotocol fire panels, extinguishing control, false alarm management, and even emergency lighting and evacuation alert systems.

Ownership of Advanced resides with the FTSE 100 company, Halma PLC – a conglomerate of life-saving tech enterprises aiming for a safer, cleaner, and healthier future for all.

IFSJ Comment

The appointment of Antonio Telesca to the role of Managing Director at Advanced signals a strategic move for the company.

With his diverse background, ranging from aeronautical engineering to the lighting and fire detection industries, Telesca brings a multi-faceted approach to leadership.

Coupled with his extensive international experience, Advanced is set to bolster its global presence and continue its tradition of excellence.

It’s an exciting time for the fire protection solutions sector, with innovations and collaborations becoming ever more crucial.

Telesca’s commitment to fostering these attributes provides optimism for Advanced’s future trajectory.

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