Top Expert Pledges Future To Rhino In A Coup For Growing Rhino Doors

Dr Norris

Dr Chris Norris has been named as Rhino’s chief engineer, strengthening the team with almost 30 years’ as one of the industry’s most respected figures.

Joining Rhino Doors from Booth Industries, where he was also chief engineer, Dr Norris is a specialist in blast and fire protection walling systems and doors in the offshore oil and gas industry. He is also a design authority on a range of major projects across infrastructure and rail, defence and nuclear new build. Dr Norris will join Rhino on 8th June.

Dr Norris said: “I am delighted to join Rhino Doors at this very exciting time on their strategic journey. This is a strongly motivated operation, based on innovation, quality and growth in the UK and internationally and with exceptional backing by their investors. I am excited to be a part of a team with such a dynamic approach to the industry.”

A renowned engineer, with a background in blast protection, attack delay, acoustic attenuation and fire protection, Dr Norris will apply his expertise to Rhino’s existing and forthcoming rail and tunnel projects, as well as boosting Rhino’s specialist doors offering to the British nuclear new build programme.

Stuart Lawrence, Managing Director of Rhino Doors, said: “I am very proud that the Rhino name is strong enough to recruit someone of the calibre of Dr Norris. He is a genuinely a well respected and renowned expert and I am thrilled he has chosen to join us.

“Together with our partners CNIM S.A., we are placing a great deal of strategic focus on the UK’s nuclear new build programme and I believe that there is nobody better equipped to augment our innovation in this area than Dr Norris. He will also boost our offering in infrastructure and rail and oil and gas, particularly offshore projects.”

Dr Norris will bring his expertise to a number of projects which are of interest to Rhino, including the Wylfa Newydd power station, Hinkley Point C and Sizewell C in the nuclear new build programme.

He will also provide Rhino’s technical leadership to a range of Crossrail projects and oil and gas contracts that are either currently being proposed or are already secured.

Stuart added: “This is an enormously exciting time for British Industry, with huge investment in the UK and incredible opportunities overseas and Rhino’s strategic ambition is to be at the vanguard of these new developments, innovating, pioneering and offering true value, which is why we have strengthened our team through the appointment of Dr Norris and why we will continue to develop and grow.”

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