Based on his strong contributions to the success of the organization since joining Tensar six years ago as director of marketing EMEA, Chris Buchanan has been promoted to vice president of commercial excellencefor the Eastern Hemisphere, a position that also includes responsibilities for marketing and business development, the company said in a prepared statement. Buchanan will spearhead the launch of Tensar’s next-generation solutions across the Eastern Hemisphere and will deliver an improved customer experience. Buchanan is very well connected with leading infrastructure decision-makers, consultants, contractors and distribution partners.
Anna Taylor, who joined Tensar three- and one-half years ago to create and drive the company’s “people” agenda, has been promoted to vice president of human resources,Eastern Hemisphere. Early in her time at Tensar, Taylor launched Tensar’s annual employee engagement survey and the talent development program, developed Tensar’s first mental health policy, and focused on diversity and inclusion in Tensar’s workforce, contributing enormously toward making the organization a better place to work in. Taylor is now developing a long-term plan and policy for equity, diversity and inclusion, in order develop Tensar further to be a truly inclusive organization. Together with Buchanan, Taylor developed the first Tensar UK career website.
Based on Taylor’s work, Tensar has achieved the Gold Standard for employee engagement and was a finalist in the Ground Engineering Awards, North West Employee Engagement (NWEEG), and Northern Powerhouse Women for Diversity and Inclusion. The most recent update is that at the NWEEG Awards the company took home the award for “Disability, Inclusion and Inclusive Recruitment,” led by Taylor. This is a huge achievement, and Tensar is delighted that Taylor and her team have been recognized for their hard work and effort.