ABERDEEN-BASED composite pipe repair solutions provider Walker Technical Resources (WTR) is moving into its next stage of global growth by appointing Professor Simon Frost as technical director and exporting to new markets around the world.
WTR said Prof Frost was one of the world’s leading experts in composite repairs and was consulted regularly by all of the international and national oil companies.
He will retain his chair at Newcastle University while taking up his new role.
The company said diversification into new geographic locations was a key aim for 2008-09 and projected turnover was expected to be £5million by 2009. WTR exports pipeline repair systems to Norway, Canada, North Africa, the Gulf and south-east Asia.