The energy sector skills shortage provided the thread that ran through Aberdeen's first video-linked business lunch with Houston yesterday.
A Houston business district made its own business trip to Aberdeen in the run up to the Granite City’s first business breakfast link-up with Houston this week. Greenspoint District, which is one of Houston’s 22 special business areas, came to show what they had to offer firms considering a move to the US energy-hub.
A business breakfast on Tuesday 19th March will bring together business professionals in Houston and Aberdeen via a live satellite link.
Rod Christie is VP and CEO, Subsea Systems, GE Oil and Gas , based in Aberdeen, Scotland. In this role, he is responsible for growing the Subsea Systems business and integrating the acquisition of Wellstream.
Jim Nixon is the President and CEO of Carrollton, Texas based Varel International, the largest independent drill bit supplier to the oil & gas and mining industries. In 1998, Nixon spearheaded an investor backed buyout of the small, family-owned Varel Company. Since then, Varel’s revenue has grown from $30 million, to more than $325 million per year. (more…)
Tom Sneddon is Account Manager, Scotland & North East England, for United. Based in Glasgow, he is responsible for United’s sales activities in these regions.
The British School of Houston is one of three international schools in the Texas energy centre providing schooling to the families of those on international postings. Headteacher Stephen Foxwell talks to the Press and Journal about the establishment’s outstanding GCSE exam results and how they deal with the sensitive subject of moving children between schools.
Ian Kirk is the managing director of the award-winning Downhole Products, a world market leader in the design, manufacture and supply of casing accessories and completion tools.
Just a few spaces remain available for a transatlantic business event taking place in Aberdeen and Houston on Tuesday, March 19th.
Stephen Costello is serving his second term as an At-Large City Council Member. First elected in December 2009, he entered public service with a background as a civil engineer and drainage specialist. During his first term, he chaired the Flooding and Drainage Committee and worked to secure dedicated funding for infrastructure maintenance and improvements.
Anne Beniston is Key Account Manager, Scotland for the Lufthansa Group (Lufthansa German Airlines, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Swiss International Air Lines). Based in Edinburgh she is responsible for the Lufthansa Group’s sales and new route development activities throughout Scotland.
Business leaders on both sides of the Atlantic will strengthen links between Aberdeen and Houston at a hi-tech event next month.
Director of Enterprise, Planning and Infrastructure, Aberdeen City Council. Brought up in Speyside, the son of a Scotch whisky Distillery Manager, who worked for the Company that makes Johnny Walker.
Andrew Millar is Her Majesty’s Consul General in Houston, Texas. In that capacity he oversees operations of the various sections at the Consulate, including Consular; Science & Innovation; Political, Press & Public Affairs; and UK Trade & Investment. The Consulate’s territory covers Texas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Colorado.