Aberdeen-headquartered energy services firm EnerMech has announced the appointment of a new chief executive officer (CEO).
Christian Brown will take over the role from Doug Duguid who returned to the CEO role in September on an interim basis after his initial replacement, John Guy, stood down from the role for personal family reasons.
Mr Brown joins from global engineering and construction company, Kentz, where he was CEO.
He has also held previous roles within US Fortune 500 companies Kellogg Brown and Root and Foster Wheeler working across Europe, Africa, Middle East and the Americas.
EnerMech employs 3,500 staff across 40 locations in the UK, Norway, the Middle East, Caspian, Asia, Africa, Australia and Americas.
Mr Duguid, who will leave the Aberdeen business following a planned transition period, said: “Chris Brown was the stand-out candidate to take on the role of CEO and to drive our business on to the next level of international growth.
“His credentials are impeccable and include 30 years’ experience in the LNG, oil and gas, refining, and petrochemicals industries, where he has consistently delivered high growth and positive shareholder returns.”
Mr Browns appointment will begin on January 1 2020.
EnerMech’s chairman, John Kennedy, who led the search process on behalf of its private equity owner, The Carlyle Group, said: “After a thorough and rigorous search process we are delighted that Chris Brown has agreed to join EnerMech as its CEO.
“Chris has an exceptional track record in growing and improving international service based businesses with an emphasis on customer relationships.
“He is a people and customer centred individual with a strong history of creating highly engaged teams, which ideally suits him to EnerMech’s entrepreneurial culture.
“I am personally very pleased that we have been able to attract someone of Chris’s calibre and track record to lead the business as it enters its next phase of development.”