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Emaar Industries and Investments’ subsidiary Advanced Composites announces double appointment

Advanced Composites (AC), one of the leading producers of Fibre Glass Piping (FRP) systems for the infrastructural sector and a subsidiary of Emaar Industries & Investments, has announced the appointment of a new General Manager and a Business Development Manager.

Dr. Raed Al-Zubi has been appointed as General Manager and Mr. Murali Ranganathan joins as Business Development Manager of Advanced Composites.

Since its inception in 2000, AC has attained substantial weight within the construction industry for being one of the first producers of FRP systems, which pioneer the usage of fibreglass as opposed to concrete or steel.

AC is also a member of Advanced Industries Group or AIG, a distinguished UAE-based industrial group comprising three base companies acting as leading players within the GCC’s manufacturing industry; Haseeb Rasoul, Specialized Metal Systems (SMS) and AC.

AC’s new appointments aim to drive expansion of the company’s position within the industry with a focus on organisational and business development.

AC has already supplied district cooling piping systems to major projects such as Dubai Festival City for Drake & Scull and Jumeirah Lake Towers.

Moreover, AC is in the final stages of the Jumeirah Village Circle and Triangle projects for Palm District Cooling (PDC).

AC is also a supplier for the prestigious Great Man-made River (GMR) project for Al Jaber Energy Services in Libya and will supply water across the country.

The project, which started in 1984, already includes over 4,000 kilometres of pipeline.

Dr. Raed Al-Zubi comes to AC with over 10 years of experience in the plastics manufacturing industry.

Prior to his appointment, he was Chief Operating Officer at a leading plastics extrusion and injection company in Jordan.

Meanwhile, Murali Ranganathan joins the organisation with over 20 years of experience in the FRP systems Business Development field. He spent the last nine years covering the piping industry in Oman and the region.

“Advanced Composites’ new appointments delineate a clear business strategy to grow a successful model within the unique framework of the Middle East’s construction and development industry. I am sure they will be a great addition to our team,”

says Mr. Faysal Rasoul, Managing Director, AIG.

“Our solution caters to a continually growing and expanding infrastructure market. The key for our strategy is to provide value added piping solutions that give more longevity and peace of mind to the markets we serve. Also we will continue to focus on process improvement for increased operational efficiency and cost effectiveness,” says Dr. Raed Al-Zu’bi, General Manager, Advanced Composites.

“The aim is to tap into the vast potential on offer from the exceptional growth of the development and construction industry across the Middle East. Our products already provide numerous projects with efficiency in cooling and sewerage and we want to build on this success and subsequently our market share,” adds Murali Ranganathan, Business Development Manager, Advanced Composites.

Established in Al Hamriyah Freezone in 2000, Advanced Composites has already supplied leading contractors in the UAE such as Darwish, NCTC, Black & Veach and SIXCO with products for drainage and sewerage plants.

Emaar Industries & Investments (EII) is a private joint stock company aimed at capitalizing on the growth potential of the Middle East and North Africa and South Asian manufacturing sector as a strategic investor and partner.