Alec Jezewski graduated from UMIST with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He then went on to do post graduate research at Nottingham Trent University setting up computer models for high-pressure gas cylinders. Afterwards Alec joined Rolls Royce in the Stress Office for several years. His speciality was creating computer models to compare theoretical design with real structures. He left in 1985 to start his own 24/365 business.
In 1994 Alec Jezewski founded C-Desk Technology to help organisations set-up their shift patterns. The idea was born in his mind after watching his wife struggle to write shift patterns for their 24 hour 365 days per year business. Being an engineer he decided that there had to be a logical approach to shift pattern design and a way to run the shift pattern effectively. What he found was that there was very little literature on the subject and most of this was contradicting and non-practical.
Now after 20 years in the field he not only helps create shift patterns for companies but he also advises clients on how to define workload, select a shift pattern, organise cover arrangement, shift allowances, advise staff on fatigue, writes employment rules and negotiates with unions.
Alec has written the first practical text books on effectively managing shift operations. These books are based on his extensive experience and Dr Angela Moore's OR background, making these books essential reading for any shift manager.
He has worked with companies all around the world including Australia, USA, Canada, and Europe. Many of his clients are companies from abroad who have UK based operations. Companies he works for range from the very largest to small offices. Some of his more illustrious clients include UK Government, including 10 Downing Street, Royal Bank of Scotland, Barclays, ICI, Twinings, ExxonMobil, BP, Novartis, NCR, Universities, Carphone Warehouse, Rabo Bank, and National Grid.