Dr. Ian Collins is the CEO and President of Novum Structures LLC. Ian leads the strategic direction and oversight of the diverse Novum group and is engaged in establishing sustainable market growth globally. He is responsible for executive management of the company’s total performance.
Ian joined the company in 1988 when he was hired by German-based MERO GmbH to serve as President of its US Company. In June 2004, Ian, along with key MERO Structures management and a Milwaukee-based investment group, purchased the US business. International expansion began in 2005 as did expansion into the architectural membranes business to complement the existing structure and glazing expertise. The entity was rebranded in 2006 as Novum Structures LLC and is a leader in the systems approach to architectural steel + cladding.
Ian obtained his doctorate in structural engineering from the University of Surrey, Space Structures Research Centre in England in 1981. His early career included developing structural system products, together with integrated 3-D analysis/design software and project engineering.