Our People

Board of Directors

Yury Beylin
Yury Beylin

Dr Beylin is a UK based consultant and private investor in renewable energies, energy saving, and conservation. He is a former member of the Board of Directors and the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Yukos Oil Company.
 
Previous roles at Yukos Oil Company include President of Oil Exploration and Production, Vice President – Director of Engineering, and as the Director of Oil Field Services.
 
Dr Beylin has a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the State Scientific Research and Design Institute for Rare Metal Industry (GIREDMET), Moscow and earned a degree with Honors in Electronics Engineering from the Moscow Institute of Fine Chemical Technology.

Yafim Mendiuk
Yafim Mendiuk

Dr. Mendiuk has more than 30 years of senior executive management experience in leading international engineering and manufacturing companies. Recently he was Vice President at Yukos Oil Company, responsible for the strategic acquisition and the merger of synergistic global business organizations.

 

Prior to his work at Yukos, Dr.Mendiuk was Vice President of Bateman Project Holdings Ltd., a global leader in Natural Resources processing technologies. He was responsible for company’s activities and Business Development in Eastern Europe and former CIS countries.

Daniel T Pillai
Daniel T Pillai

Daniel was Director of The Sustainable Building Envelope Centre (SBEC) for Tata Steel between 2010 and 2015. This centre of excellence was a joint venture between Tata Steel, Low Carbon Research Institute (LCRI) and Welsh Assembly Government aimed at accelerating the development of low and zero carbon solutions using the building envelope / fabric as platform for generating, storing / buffering, conserving, dissipating and optimally managing the use of renewable energy. The technologies developed at the Centre have been piloted in full-scale buildings, adopted by the collaborating industrial partners and new companies have been spun out to exploit them. Prior to this function he was General Manager of the Tata Steel’s Insulated Panel Business in the UK.

 

Daniel is co-founding director of AWI group, a global steel framed building solutions provider currently majoring on delivering sustainable and near zero carbon buildings.
Daniel holds an honours degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Strathclyde. He has worked for leading organisations (Butler Buildings and Atlas Ward Group) in the pre engineered steel framed building industry and held senior international roles in Structural Steel Design, NPD in steel framing / Building Systems & Envelope Systems, Sales & Marketing, Business Development, Strategy, Licensing, setting up Joint Ventures, Start Ups, Acquisitions and General Management.

Senior Management Team

Daniel Pillai
CEO
Daniel Pillai
Gordon Butler
CTO
Gordon Butler

Gordon joined the team in April 2014 having previously worked for Sharp Manufacturing UK for 27 years. He has a strong background in electronics and electrical design. Gordon was previously Senior General Manager of Sharp Solar Division and was responsible for the design, installation and commissioning of Sharps first 20 MW production facility in Llay, Wrexham in March 2004. He oversaw the running of this facility and expanded it quickly to 500 MW overseeing the £60 million investment. Gordon was responsible for the running of the site in all aspects which employed 850 direct personnel and between 2004 and 2014 oversaw the manufacture of over 10.5 million PV modules.

Gordon brings engineering and mass production expertise par excellence to BIPV Ltd.

Paul Bates
COO
Paul Bates

Paul has been involved in the BIPVCo from its inception. He has worked for TATA steel and its predecessors for 42 years and has managed and led very large volume continuous manufacturing processes and teams of up to 280 multi disciplined operators per shift producing up to 21 Kt of cold rolled steel and 9 Kt of coated steel per week.

Paul has a mechanical engineering background and has designed and specified many of the unique BIPVco manufacturing processes and has recruited and led the formation of the core team.

He has a strong interest in leadership and management and has lectured on Modern Management at the University of Liverpool and at IET seminars. Paul brings a wealth of manufacturing and industrial engineering experience to BIPV Ltd.

Justin Canning
CCO
Justin Canning

Justin has extensive experience working within the UK/EU solar industry, supply chain and financial networks since 2009.

 

Justin has a proven sales and management track record with international crystalline, thin-film module and junction box manufacturers working in senior roles as Country Manager and Sales Director; Justin was responsible for the operation, sales and marketing at Upsolar – a new entrant to the UK market, Justin built the UK team, established the distribution channels and added direct sales accounts to the UK/EU client list.

 

His experience working with installation businesses and commercial rooftop PPA funders as Business Development Manager has given him a good understanding of the challenges facing the industry from most perspectives.

 

Justin is committed to micro-generation technologies and has over 20 year’s experience of founding and growing small businesses, in renewables and other industries.