Swire Appoints Head of U.K. Operations
Swire Oilfield Services, a global provider of cargo carrying solutions, modular systems, offshore aviation services and fluid management, has appointed Bob Smith as its new head of operations for the U.K.
Mr. Smith will oversee all operational activity of the U.K. bases and continue to build on the company’s commitment to process improvement and people development. He will also be responsible for driving growth in the operational function in the U.K., which incorporates the company’s new sling manufacturing and maintenance service. Last month, Swire Oilfield Services announced it is set to invest more than £185,000 in its sling manufacturing and repair facility in Aberdeen with the capacity to match its current internal demand of 5,000 slings per year.
For the last seven years, Mr. Smith has held the position of operations manager at Stoneywood Paper Mill in Aberdeen, Scotland. He also has energy sector experience through offshore work and has a Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Electrical Engineering and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Henley Management College.
The appointment of Mr. Smith reinforces Swire Oilfield Services’ recent growth, which has seen the company’s Modular System’s division invest more than £700,000 in its local offering and secure approximately £1.5million of orders in the U.K. for this year alone.