Nuclear and Defence Chief Appointed EnerMech QHSE Director

Mechanical engineering specialist, EnerMech, has strengthened its management team with the appointment of its first director of QHSE.

Ian Pym takes charge of global quality, health, safety and environment functions as part of a drive to enhance performance across the Aberdeen oil and gas services group’s 25 international locations.

EnerMech employs 1500 staff and specialises in providing integrated services to the energy industry which includes cranes and lifting, valves, hydraulic products and services, Process, Pipeline and Umbilicals (PPU), equipment rental and training services.

The new post has been created as a result of EnerMech’s growth and the desire to maintain uniformity and improve standards as the business enters a new stage in its development.

Mr Pym joins EnerMech from nuclear fuel company URENCO where he was head of global compliance. Previously he was in charge of HSE for Babcock defence division and during a 30 year career with Rolls-Royce held a number of roles which included head of HSE for the company’s submarine business and senior corporate positions.

His experience in the nuclear, defence and engineering sectors will shape our approach to maintaining a rigorous adherence to management systems and promote a step change in safety behaviours.

EnerMech operations director, Phil Bentley, said: “The rate of organic growth, paired with our strategic acquisitions, has established EnerMech as a truly international business and we are now at the stage where QHSE should have a dedicated director.

“We place QHSE at the core of all our operations and every EnerMech employee understands its importance and how crucial it is to winning the trust and loyalty of our client base. Against that background we needed an industry professional of the highest calibre, and Ian is someone who can bring to bear his vast experience and shape how we maintain and improve our QHSE provision.

“It is important that we recruit smart thinking individuals who share the Board’s ambition of developing the business to its full potential and Ian’s appointment is the first of a number of high level additions we will make to the management team.”

Ian Pym, who is based at EnerMech’s Aberdeen headquarters, said: “EnerMech is an exciting company going places fast and this is an excellent time to be joining such an outward looking organisation.

“I will have the opportunity to shape the policy and procedures at the heart of its health and safety culture and to ensure standardisation of all QHSE operations across the company’s international bases. My experience in the nuclear, defence and engineering sectors will provide a solid base for ensuring a rigorous adherence to management systems and a step change in safety behaviours.”