Eighty-eight north and north-east jobs have been saved after industrial cleaning and environmental-waste management specialist MSIS plunged into administration and was swiftly acquired by a local rival.
MSIS has strengthened its board with the appointment of a new non-executive chairman.
John Forrest will join the team this month after more than 35 years in the upstream oil and gas industry.
He is currently chairman of PDG Helicopters and Task Fronterra and has provided board-level leadership to a number of companies.
MSIS has invested more than £1million in its rental fleet and a new facility in Aberdeenshire.
The 17,500 square foot base within the Kirkwood Commercial Park in Inverurie comprises a workshop, yard and warehouse.