Elta Fans has appointed two newcomers to its staff, building on a number of recent appointments for the parent Elta Group, to ensure that the company continues to grow and enhance its reputation in supplying superior products and solutions for the building services industry.

Daniel Owen, 22, is taking over from Harry Hammond who recently retired after more than 10 years' service to the Elta Group. As a Product Engineer located at Elta Fans Kingswinford office, Daniel will be responsible for designing and developing new products on the drawing board through liaison and consultation with clients - from concept through to full production. Daniel will provide technical support during product development and take on performance testing of new Elta products at the Kingswinford Development Laboratory. His appointment follows a year on work placement at Elta's Fareham facility during his four year studies at the University of Portsmouth where he gained a BEng in Mechanical Engineering and a Diploma in Industrial Studies.

Outside the workplace, Daniel has recently moved into a new home in Banbury with his girlfriend, Jill and his interests include playing rugby, listening to music and driving.

Nathan Jones, 30, is married with three children. He lives with his young family in Brierley Hill, in the West Midlands and will be working in Elta Fans' Kingswinford Office. As a Technical Sales Engineer, bringing 10 years experience of Building Services Consultancy to the business, Nathan is responsible for taking technical calls and responding to queries from customers, as well as producing technical quotations, working under Toby Worrall. His hobbies encompass computers and electronics and, not surprisingly, Nathan spends some of his time repairing PCs for friends and family but he also likes to get out and about mountain-biking. He is a keen, licensed amateur radio enthusiast and builds his own radio- controlled models.

Elta Fans is part of the £85 million Elta Group, a family of businesses with operations in six countries on four continents which, together with a network of international distributors, provides quality fans and related air movement equipment to customers worldwide.