Global logistics firm Asco has named a successor to UK managing director Glenn Hurren following his decision to retire.
The Aberdeen-based role has gone to Mike Pettigrew, who joined the group in March last year as general manager of its freight management (AFM) and ship agency businesses (Seletar).
Asco, which has its headquarters in the Granite City, said Mr Pettigrew’s “extensive cross-sector skill set” would be “pivotal” in supporting its strategic development.
He previously spent 13 years with Babcock and three as a non-executive board member at Decom North Sea.
His CV boasts experience across the energy, marine, industrial power and shipbuilding sectors.
Asco’s new boss for British operations said: “I would like to wish Glenn all the best in his retirement and look forward to taking over the role of managing director for the UK.
“This is an exciting period for Asco amid the energy transition and I aim to further strengthen its standing in the sector.”
Nearly four decades’ service at Asco
Mr Hurren is bowing out after 38 years at Asco, including stints as vice-president of its US subsidiary, UK business development director and regional director of southern North Sea operations.
In 2019 he was promoted to UK managing director and joined the group’s boardroom team.
“I am privileged to have worked for Asco for such a long period of time and have seen considerable change in the energy sector since I began working here, Mr Hurren said.
He added: “While my retirement may not be far away, I am looking forward to working on several exciting projects across the UK business in the coming months and supporting Mike as he takes over the managing director responsibilities.”
Group chief executive Peter France said: “It has been my pleasure to work closely with Glenn over the past four years.
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank him for his years of dedicated and exceptional service.
“Asco is at a very exciting time of its history, and I am looking forward to working with Mike as we continue to build our portfolio of services and support the energy transition.”
Asco operates from more than 70 locations worldwide and employs about 1,400 people.