Clean energy technology firm EC-OG, of Aberdeen, has appointed a former boss at engineering and consultancy giant Wood as its chairman.
Bob MacDonald used to be chief executive of Wood’s specialist technology solutions business.
He has nearly 30 years’ experience covering multiple sectors across the energy transition and industrial markets.
He is a chartered engineer and fellow of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology, a fellow and council member of the Society of Underwater Technology and has been involved with the government initiative Developing the Young Workforce.
EC-OG, founded in 2013, makes energy storage and management technologies that provide cost-effective, low carbon solutions across multiple sectors.
Its Halo system, a modular and scalable battery storage solution and gateway for renewable energy provides a reliable, uninterrupted power supply predominantly for seabed use.
The system can be used as a temporary, permanent, or back-up electrical power solution at a fraction of the cost of alternatives.
Richard Knox, managing director of EC-OG, said: “The Coronavirus crisis has underlined how important sustainability will be to the future of the energy industry.
“EC-OG manufactures world-leading energy management products that will help the industry reduce its carbon footprint.
“The business is now poised for a period of rapid growth and the appointment of Bob as chairman, with a strong track record of diversifying and internationalising businesses on a global scale, will be a great catalyst to accelerate the ambitions of our business.”
Mr MacDonald said: “EC-OG’s target market within energy transition will grow exponentially over the next few years, driven by demands from regulators and public sentiment.
“EC-OG have excellent products, a great team and an impressive track record. I’m thrilled to be able to bring my experience to the business at this exciting time in its development.”