RVA operations director becomes IDE Fellow

RVA Group’s operations director Ian Wharton has been awarded prestigious Fellowship status with the Institute of Demolition Engineers (IDE).

The Fellowship – which is granted by invitation only and is the highest grade of membership – marks Ian’s 24th year in demolition project management. Having been a member of the IDE since 2003, the accomplishment represents his ongoing contribution to the profession, and his particular passion for ensuring EHS excellence remains the number one priority.

Commenting on the attainment, he said: “With more than 30 years in the process/chemical sector, in excess of 20 have been spent developing specialist knowledge and methodologies that ensure the safe and cost-effective executions of projects in the field of decommissioning, decontamination, dismantling and demolition. My experience spans roles on both the client and consultant side of inherently hazardous large-scale assignments, in the UK as well as overseas, and I feel extremely proud to have been recognised by my peers.

“Because IDE Fellowship is awarded at the sole discretion of the Council of Management, the achievement feels particularly significant. I am now the third member of the RVA team to become a Fellow which evidences the rich level of specialist demolition knowledge and engineering experience within the business.”

Alongside Ian’s senior responsibilities within RVA, he will continue contributing to and supporting the IDE with seminar deliveries, in a bid to promote the profession and strengthen supply chain dialogue on a global basis.