An Aberdeenshire specialist engineering firm has appointed a new managing director as it targets opportunities in new and existing markets.
Colin Maver takes over the position at R&M Engineering from Alan McLean, who will move into the role of commercial director having overseen “substantial growth” during his 32 years with the company.
Mr Maver was previously group director of Dron & Dickson, a position he held for 16 years.
During his time at the electrical equipment manufacturer he played an “integral role” in the firm’s domestic and international expansion, particularly in South Africa, Brazil, US and UAE.
Since starting up in 1979, Huntly-headquartered R&M, which employs 80 people, has developed a range of service offerings, including laser survey and scanning, design, engineering, fabrication and offshore construction.
Commenting on his appointment, Mr Maver said: “I am delighted to be joining the R&M team at a time when we are ready to take our specialist solutions to new markets.
“Our services enable R&M to support major tier one engineering contractors, as well as providing primary and secondary structural and specialist piping fabrications.
“Coupled with R&M’s values of recognising differing needs and preferences of each type of customer has made it an easy decision to join the team.
“There is undoubted growth potential as we look to develop a range of services and with the strong leadership team in place, it is an exciting time to join the company.”
Mr McLean said: “At a turning point in the industry, we decided it would be a good time to bring some more expertise aboard to further complement the great team that exists within the company.
“Colin’s appointment will allow me to focus on our client requirements and the complexities of ever-more demanding technical scopes.
“We must have the ability to be highly adaptable, and we are mindful that given the growth in field life extensions, and resultant lower production rates that follow, a different mind-set is required.”
Doug Sedge, R&M Chairman, added: “We are incredibly pleased to have secured Colin’s expertise at a time when the business is ready to be driven forward. With our strong leadership team, specialist expertise and in-house ability, his appointment is at an opportune time.”