Tekmar Group has appointed current non-executive chairman Alasdair MacDonald as its new chief executive.
Mr MacDonald has more than 30 years’ experience in offshore energy and has previously held senior executive roles Wellstream Holdings, Seanamic Group and Technip UK, which has a base in Westhill on the outskirts of Aberdeen.
He was chairman of Tekmar Energy for five years prior to the company’s flotation in June 2018, at which he point he became a non-executive chairman of Tekmar Group plc.
An engineer by trade, Mr MacDonald graduated with an honours degree in mechanical engineering.
He takes over the reins during a difficult time for subsea engineering group Tekmar, which announced earlier this year it had been forced to abandon its goal of “record” revenues in 2020 due to Covid-19.
The company’s portfolio includes London-based subsea consultancy firm AgileTek, which has a presence in Aberdeen.
Following the change, Julian Brown has been elected as non-executive chairman.
He has also been on the board of Tekmar Group since floatation and has “extensive experience” in renewable energy, holding the positions of vice president and country manager at MHI Vestas Offshore Wind and board director at RenewableUK.
Mr MacDonald, said: “I am very pleased to have been chosen to lead the business at this exciting time and look forward to taking the business on to the next stage of its development.
“Tekmar Group is the market leader in cable protection systems and has a globally recognised brand which along with subsequent acquisitions places the group in a strong position for long-term sustainable growth”