Ashtead appoints new business development director

Ashtead Technology, a provider of subsea technology and equipment, has appointed a new business development director to its senior management team.

Ashtead said on Wednesday that David Mair joins the company from Hoover Ferguson Group where he held the position of global business development director.

Before that, Mair worked at Subsea 7 where he held a number of senior management roles, including group vice president of business development. He brings with him more than 20 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, the company said.

Based in Aberdeen, Mair will be responsible for Ashtead’s global business development activities as the firm looks to further broaden its range of services and increase its geographical reach.

His appointment is the latest move in Ashtead’s growth strategy and follows the company’s recent expansion in the Middle East following the acquisition of Abu Dhabi based TES Survey Equipment Services.

Allan Pirie, chief executive of Ashtead Technology, said: “We have invested heavily in growing our international footprint over the past 12 months and expanding our service offering to meet the needs of our customers in the current market.

“David’s extensive subsea industry experience, coupled with an excellent business development track record makes him an extremely valuable addition to the team. He will be integral to driving forward our growth strategy, developing new business opportunities in both new and existing markets across the globe.”

Commenting on his appointment, Mair added: “I am delighted to be joining such a high caliber team and look forward to contributing to the continued growth and success of the business.”