The former chief executive of energy services firm Proserv has joined the board of Aberdeenshire subsea specialist Rovop.
David Lamont stepped down from Proserv earlier this year following a major debt restructuring programme.
After leading the company since 2011, Mr Lamont was replaced as chief executive in May by former Aker Solutions UK president, David Currie.
Lenders KKR and Oaktree Capital Management took over the business through a debt-for-equity exchange and a cash injection of around £37m, allowing Proserv to emerge “substantially debt-free”.
As part of the Rovop board, Mr Lamont will play a “key role” in helping the business, which is a provider of underwater remotely-operated vehicles (ROVs), expand internationally.
Rovop, which is also based in Westhill, last month bought 28 vehicles from another firm, M2 Subsea, which is in a consultation process with employees.
It now has a fleet of 51 vehicles, which it said will allow it work in “all markets and geographies”.
Mr Lamont has worked across the globe, including Europe, Asia, West Africa and Australia.
He started his career working for Schlumberger for 18 years and went on to hold a number of senior management positions.
Rovop chief executive Steven Gray said: “David is a highly respected figure in the international oil and gas industry. He joins us at an exciting time of growth and we are in no doubt that his dynamism and experience in growing businesses in the subsea sector will prove invaluable.
“He will play a key role in supporting the evolution of our market proposition and organisational development, as we deliver on our plans to create a leading provider of subsea ROV services to the global energy industry.”