Ocean Installer has appointed industry veteran Bob Gillespie as its new UK managing director.
Mr Gillespie has 27 years of industry experience, most recently as UK boss at DOF Subsea, which followed senior roles at McDermott International and Technip.
He will lead the subsea services firm’s Aberdeen office, responsible for growing its market share and delivering projects safely.
Deputy CEO Kevin Murphy said: “We are very pleased to welcome Bob to the Ocean Installer team.
“Bob is an accomplished leader with experience and competence that Ocean Installer will strongly benefit from.
“We see many exciting opportunities for Ocean Installer in the UK market, and bringing him on board is one of numerous strategic changes we are implementing to strengthen our service offering to UK clients”.
Mr Gillespie said renewables will be one of the key areas of focus going forward for the Norwegian-headquartered firm.
He added: “I am very excited to join the Ocean Installer team at such a critical time in the Company’s growth story.
“My goal as managing director for Ocean Installer UK is to further develop relationships with our customers and partners to meet the evolving needs of these businesses and take Ocean Installer into its next phase of success.
“We will continue to play an essential role in the oil & gas subsea industry as well as taking a similar position in the renewables industry in the years to come. The Company is well-positioned to achieve this, due to its excellent track record, substantial backlog and resources.”
Earlier this year Ocean Installer announced a new CEO in Odd Stromsnes, who took up the role in February.