ESS appoints new Managing Director

Subsea engineering specialist Ecosse Subsea Systems (ESS) has named Mark Gillespie as its new Managing Director.

Gillespie has more than 25 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry, holding senior technical, commercial and contractual management roles in Technip, CSL, GE Oil & Gas, Centrica and Talisman, according to ESS.

More recently Gillespie was Managing Director of Aberdeen-based engineering and project management consultancy Pdi.

Gillespie is taking over the role from Mike Wilson who will continue the strategic oversight of ESS, and concentrate on business-to-business relationships, special projects and technology market penetration and adoption as the Chairman of the company.

Commenting on his appointment Mark Gillespie said: “The company has developed patented products which have been adapted to suit traditional and emerging markets, and I am looking forward to leading an ambitious management team which will provide an improved service offering to support fast-track growth in the UK and international markets.”

The appointment follows the arrival of Iain Middleton in the new role of Commercial Manager, which will allow Commercial Director Keith McDermott to pursue new business opportunities for Ecosse in the Asian and US renewables and oil and gas sectors, ESS said.

As a company specializing in oil and gas, offshore wind, wave and tidal industries, ESS recently agreed multi-million-pound revolving credit facility with Handelsbanken which will support larger tenders on renewables and power generation contracts and new business opportunities in the Baltic Sea, Far East and USA.