North-east oil service firm Ramco has hired an industry veteran to head up its Australia business.
Portlethen-based Ramco said Jason Hughes had come aboard, taking on the role of Australia general manager.
Mr Hughes has more than 25 years of industry experience, recently serving in leadership roles with EnerMech and GE Oil & Gas, based in Perth.
He said: “I am pleased to work with a company that offers a genuine differentiator to oil and gas markets. Ramco’s tubular care services combined with innovative technologies is an ideal match.
“I’m looking forward to supporting our customers as activity continues to increase in the region.
Ramco operations director Zak Fleming said: “Jason has joined at a time when drilling activity is showing tentative signs of recovery. He has many years of experience in the region and will ensure our people and equipment are strategically placed to best serve customers in some of the world’s most challenging locations.”
Ramco was part of Aberdeen-based Ramco Energy, which later became SeaEnergy.
Ramco is now owned by Lloyds Development Capital (LDC), the private equity arm of Lloyds Banking Group.
LDC bought its majority stake from Edinburgh-based Teasses Capital, which helped fund a £14.1million management buyout in 2005.