In his prior role as director of UK Water Group, Webb pioneered the UK point of use (POU) water cooler industry, which reduces business costs and plastic waste by filtering mains water instead of using bottles.
He was the inaugural chairman of the European Point of Use Drinking Water Association (EPDWA), which promotes and maintains the highest standards of hygiene, safety and ethics in the European POU industry.
As operations manager at Tana Water UK, Webb will have overall responsibility for customer service, Tami4 engineers’ schedules, fleet management, product refurbishment and facilities management at Tana Water’s UK headquarters in Guildford, Surrey.
Tami4 mains-fed water coolers use a sub 0.5 micron solid carbon filter to remove chlorine, cysts, limescale, sand and rust from tap water. An 11 Watt ultraviolet lamp kills any germs after dechlorination, without adding chemicals to the drinking water. All components are approved by the Water Regulations Advisory Scheme and Tami4 machines are sold with a mandatory six-monthly sanitation and service contract undertaken by Wras-approved Tami4 engineers.
“We are the only water cooler manufacturer that services its own machines,” said Nick Heane. “As we expand, we need someone of Ian’s calibre to drive this from the top and ensure that we provide our customers with the very best service in the industry. We welcome Ian back to the industry and look forward to working with him to take this company to the next level.”
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