Aberdeen-based RBG said yesterday that Dave Workman had now become its new chief executive.
His appointment follows Tadg Slattery stepping down from the CEO post after less than two years.
RBG is an international provider of fabric maintenance, construction support and related services to the oil, gas and petrochemical industries.
The company said Mr Slattery would remain in an executive role and continue to advise the board on strategic development opportunities.
RBG chairman John Ray said: “Over the last two years, Tadg has carried out a tremendous job and, despite a challenging economic climate, leaves us in a very strong position.
“In his role as CEO, Tadg brought valued leadership to RBG and significantly grew the business in new regions and markets.”
Mr Slattery added: “It has been highly rewarding working with RBG and I would like to thank the board for giving me the opportunity to lead the business through such a crucial period.
“I wish Dave all the best in his new position as CEO. He enters the business at a challenging time, but also at a time where there are many opportunities to capitalise on our growth and realise the full potential of RBG.”
Mr Slattery is a well-known personality in the oil and gas industry, having spent more than 30 years in a series of management roles.
He joined RBG in June 2007, having previously worked for energy service firm KBR.
Mr Workman has held a number of senior positions in both exploration and production companies and contractor organisations. He was a founding director of Tuscan Energy and was chief executive of PGS Production. Over the past two years, Mr Workman has provided management consultancy support to a number of oil and gas companies, most recently Cairn Energy.
He said: “RBG has grown significantly over recent years to a level that puts it firmly on the map in terms of its industry significance and position within the UK economy.
“The company’s enviable client list, together with the skills and commitment of RBG people, are widely recognised. I look forward to working with the team at RBG to build on and deliver further growth, ensuring that we continue to provide quality service to our clients.”
RBG was formed in 2005 through the merger of Mach-ten, MacGregor Energy Services and Rigblast Group.
It operates in the UK and internationally and employs more than 4,500 people.
The company’s facilities and offices are located in principal areas of energy exploration and production activity, including Azerbaijan, Italy, Kazakhstan, Qatar, Trinidad and Tobago, the UK and the US.