Leading Australian manufacturer of non-combustible aluminium facade panels, Aodeli has appointed Lorraine Jedid to the newly created position of national specification consultant.

Jedid, who has been with Aodeli since May 2020, was the business development manager for Queensland; Darryl Smith was recently appointed to this role. 

A graduate of architecture, Jedid has extensive knowledge of the Australian construction market, and in particular, aluminium façade products gained from her time at Aodeli as well as former roles with Fairview Architectural, CSP Architectural and James Hardie. 

“Our industry relies on specifications and particularly now to ensure that products are not only specified but are used in the final construction to ensure that we don’t find ourselves in another cladding crisis. At Aodeli we work together with architects, specifiers, engineers and other stakeholders to select the right product for their specific project needs. With the demand for our premium products, NCP and SAP increasing phenomenally, we are pleased that Lorraine could step into this newly created role to ensure that every project gets the level of support and expertise that we are known for,” explains Aodeli general manager Wayne Saunders.

Commenting on her new role, Jedid said, “It has been an exciting 10 months with Aodeli and watching and being a part of its meteoric rise within the industry. I am delighted to be able to take on this new and much needed role to ensure the continued success of the company.” 

Jedid will continue to be based at Aodeli’s headquarters in Queensland, but she will also be travelling as needed to fulfil the requirements of her national focused role. The main focus will be on specifications for SAP, the much sought after fully non-combustible solid aluminium panel made from 5052-H32 marine grade aluminium and NCP, the aluminium core panel product that is also fully non-combustible. Both products are compliant with AS 1530.1 and are currently being widely used on new builds as well as numerous façade recladding and rectification projects.