EnerMech elects new regional director for Africa

Integrated engineering service provider EnerMech has appointed a new regional director for Africa as it looks to double revenues in the region to more than £50 million ($67.6 million) over the next three years.

EnerMech said on Thursday that Salvatore Cutino, the company’s new regional director for Africa, joined the company from Harris Pye Engineering group where he was the international business development manager based in Houston.

He will be based in Cape Town, South Africa, and has more than 40 years of experience in marine and offshore services, mechanical engineering, and project management.

Cutino succeeds Steve Ord who will relocate to the UAE to become EnerMech’s general manager for its operations in UAE and Saudi Arabia.

Ord has operational experience in the Middle East and was based in-region before taking up EnerMech’s most senior role in Africa in 2015.

EnerMech employs more than 150 staff in Africa and has a presence in South Africa, Angola, Nigeria, and Ghana.

“With further investment planned to expand EnerMech’s capabilities within the mining, power and petrochemical markets and to create a joint venture in Mozambique, the company expects its African regional revenues to double over the next three years to more than £50 million,” the company said.

Aftermarket entry in 2012, EnerMech expanded with the acquisition of Water Weights International and Control Valve Technologies.

EnerMech CEO, Doug Duguid, said: “Africa is a strategically significant region to EnerMech’s future expansion plans and forms an important strand in taking our business to the next level.

“I am delighted we have appointed Salvatore Cutino who has the business acumen and industry track-record to fulfill our ambitions in Africa and he and his team will benefit from the excellent template established by Steve Ord during his three-year tenure.”

Regarding his appointment, Cutino said: “I am looking forward to taking up where Steve Ord has left off and using my extensive experience of working across Africa on major industrial projects to add to EnerMech’s success story.”