NORTH-EAST specialist well, process and pipeline service company Qserv has appointed David Bowman to the new role of international operations director.
The firm says the appointment is the latest step to build on its strong position in the world energy market.
Qserv launched its Asia-Pacific bases in May and is looking to move into other areas.
Mr Bowman has more than 30 years’ industry experience working in the UK, Middle East, Asia-Pacific and former Soviet Union.
Qserv well-service director Ciaran Dreelan said: “David’s appointment is crucial to our international development. He provides the necessary focus, leadership and support that will ensure we remain industry leaders in providing a quality service across the globe. His management expertise is a vital asset and his vast experience working in major energy regions will be invaluable to the company.
“While the North Sea remains a key facet of our business activity, we recognise the importance of expanding abroad. To achieve our aim of being an industry-leading international multi-service provider, we must have a strong presence across the globe. We have identified a number of new markets and key growth areas and I am confident we are in a good position to capitalise on the many opportunities out there.”
Mr Bowman said: “It is a very exciting time to be joining Qserv. The company is going from strength to strength and I know I can play an important role in its growth plans. We opened our Malaysia and Indonesia bases earlier this year and establishing a tangible presence in emerging sectors is crucial to our continued success.
“Creating an international director role sends a clear signal to the industry that we will not rest on our laurels and are looking to expand. While great work was carried out before my appointment, I am eager to build what is already in place and provide a focal point and driving force for future growth.”
Portlethen-based Qserv was founded in 2001 and employs more than 440 people.
Three months ago, it announced it had entered into an agreement with Aker Solutions to become a subsidiary of Aker Well Service. The deal led to Qserv managing director Tommy Dreelan and his brothers, Sean, Mike and Ciaran sharing nearly £100million.
They are to stay with the operation well into the next decade and, if growth targets are met by 2010, could be in line to double their initial payout from Aker.