EnerMech Appoints First Chief Operations Officer

Mechanical engineering group EnerMech has appointed its first Chief Operations Officer as part of a management restructure which reflects the global nature of its business.

Former Asia Pacific Regional Director, John Guy, takes up the newly created post, reporting directly to Chief Executive Officer Doug Duguid.

John Guy will relocate to EnerMech’s Aberdeen headquarters from Singapore where he will be replaced by David Drysdale who was previously General Manager for the Process, Pipeline and Umbilicals division.

The strategic changes come as EnerMech prepared to create a further 500 jobs in 2014 and expects turnover to increase by £80 million to £280 million as the company focusses on expanding its services in the US, Australia, Africa and Asia.

CEO Doug Duguid said: “John will oversee the safe and efficient running of the company’s operations and his appointment, along with other senior management changes, positions us for the next phase of international growth across the major oil and gas regions.”

Other appointments include Stuart Smith, who is promoted to European Director and is now responsible for EnerMech’s business in the UK and Continental Europe, and who will work closely with Stavanger-based Trond Møller who remains in charge of Scandinavian operations.

Operations Director Phil Bentley takes up a new role as Technical Director and continue to be responsible for QHSE, IT and Design Engineering. To reflect the respective scale of both businesses, Asia and Australia regions will now be managed separately with Niall Conlon continuing as General Manager Australia.

EnerMech’s Executive Management now comprises: Doug Duguid, CEO; Michael Buchan, CFO; John Guy, COO; Phil Bentley, Technical Director; Ingrid Stewart, Corporate Development Director; Shirley Smith, HR Director; John Wingfield, International Business Development Director; Derek Grant, International Commercial Director; Les Graves, Pipeline, Process & Umbilicals Director.