Our People

The safest way to design your engineering solutions

Ian Popplewell

Managing Director

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Ian has an Engineering Science degree from the University of Oxford, is a chartered engineer and holds the FSEng

He has over 20 years’ experience in Petrochemicals and Oil & Gas and began his career with ICI Engineering in the North West of England. As a founding member of Trinity and now Managing Director, Ian has been with the company for nearly 15 years, and remains truly passionate about making industry safer through correctly engineered solutions.


Dan Mullholand

Global Sales Director

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Dan has a Masters in Mechatronics and over 15 years experience in engineering and control, focused mainly on introducing ground-breaking technologies. Before joining Trinity Dan was Global Sales Director in GE, responsible for developing modularised control technologies, and prior to that he introduced Remote Control and Safety to the market with MTL.

As Global Sales Director, Dan leads our growing international sales team to support our blue chip clients around the world.


Ronak Patel

Engineering Manager, Americas

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Ronak has years of industry experience in control and safety systems, and also provides business consultancy for our key clients in the Americas. Using his extensive technical knowledge, he develops complex solutions to meet our clients very specific needs.

Ronak has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical & Electronics Engineering, along with a minor in Business Administration from Texas A+M University. He’s also a TUV certified Functional Safety Engineer (FSEng). Before joining Trinity, Ronak was Lead Communication Data Management Controls Engineer at FMC, and held product and applications roles at Invensys.


Declan Craven

Director of Field Service

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With over 25 years of experience in Petrochemical, oil & gas industry Declan has gained vast experience in the installation, start up, commissioning and maintenance of instrument control systems. He is also a TUV certified Functional Safety Engineer (FSEng). As a founder member of the team he is the Field Service Director responsible for all of Trinity’s field engineers globally.


Gary Furlong

Senior Engineer Manager, UK

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Gary has over 20 years’ experience in Petrochemicals and Oil & Gas, starting his career as an Application Engineer with Honeywell Control Systems. As a founding member of Trinity, and having held a variety of roles over his 15-year career with the company, Gary is currently Senior Engineering Manager for the UK. He holds an Electronic Systems and Control Engineering degree from Sheffield.