Bosses at Maritime Developments hope a spate of promotions and appointments will act as a “springboard” to international growth for the north-east energy service firm.
The company has named Andrew Blaquiere as its first ever managing director, promoting him from the position of vice-president, Americas.
Mr Blaquiere, who joined Maritime Developments from Acteon Group in 2017, will relocated to Scotland from Houston, Texas, in the coming months.
Dave Gardiner has taken on the role of vice-president, UK and Europe, following more than three years as the firm’s business development and commercial manager.
In addition, Michael Blease-Shepley has joined the company as vice-president for Africa, based in Accra, Ghana.
He has built up 17 years of sales and business development experience in the subsea sector with the likes of GSP Offshore, DOF Group and Ariosh.
Meanwhile, Marvin Morrison, whose former employers include DeepOcean and BP, is Maritime Developments’ new commercial developments manager.
Maritime Developments chief executive Derek Smith said Covid-19 had made market conditions more challenging than at any time since the company was founded in 1999.
But Mr Smith said the firm had managed to keep all its team members and delivered on all its commitments, while continuing to add new work, albeit at a slower rate.
Mr Smith established the company to provide engineering services to the North Sea fishing industry.
Over the years it has evolved to supply “back-deck” equipment and services to the offshore oil and gas and wind energy sectors globally.
It employs more than 64 people and has bases in Aberdeen, Peterhead and Houston.