ABERDEEN corrosion management specialist Metacor has announced an experienced addition to its board, as it builds for further international growth in the Americas and south-east Asia.
The firm said Ian Nickerson, a former chief executive of Aberdeen-based international service contractor BIS Salamis, had become a non-executive director. Mr Nickerson is also an ex-director and vice-chairman of the Offshore Contractors’ Association and has nearly 30 years’ experience in the engineering and energy sectors.
He said: “This is a very exciting time to be joining Metacor, as the company consolidates its leading North Sea market position and targets continued growth through ambitious expansion overseas. I first became aware of Metacor as a new product in the marketplace in 2001, before it was fully understood that Metacor really did represent a step change in how offshore paint maintenance programmes were planned and managed in the North Sea. I have watched it develop to become a central and vital part of the integrity management systems of many of the major operators.
“The benefits on offer have become increasingly obvious and with clients like Shell, BP, BG, CNR, BOL (Britannia Operator Limited) and Talisman on board, I now see Metacor as setting the industry standard.”
Mr Nickerson said the company had an achievable aim – to become the leading provider of coatings maintenance planning and management services to oil and gas operators worldwide. Metacor has nearly 80 employees and an annual turnover of £5million.