Premier Hytemp expands management team

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Premier Hytemp, a manufacturer of engineered alloy components for the oil and gas industry, has announced the appointments of two experienced industry professionals to its senior management team.

Premier Hytemp names new CEO and CCO

Campbell MacPherson, who has spent almost 20 years working in high precision oil and gas engineering, will join the Edinburgh headquartered firm in April as its chief executive officer while Gavin Rippe will take up the post of chief commercial officer in early March, bringing 15 years of experience of sales and marketing in the subsea oil and gas sector to the role.

Campbell MacPherson
Campbell MacPherson

MacPherson is currently general director at Schoeller Bleckmann Oilfield Equipment in Vietnam, where he established a greenfield manufacturing facility in 2009 to serve the global directional drilling market. He was previously managing director of Schoeller Bleckmann Darron Ltd in Aberdeen, from where he also established and ran the firm’s Russian subsidiary.

MacPherson gained a first class BEng honours degree in naval architecture and offshore engineering from the University of Strathclyde before joining the oil and gas industry in 1996. He spent the initial years of his career with Schlumberger, BI Group and Forth Tool & Valve Ltd. His appointment brings extensive engineering and industry experience to Premier Hytemp as it pursues plans to increase the scale and scope of its work with the global energy industry, onshore and offshore.

Gavin Rippe
Gavin Rippe

Gavin Rippe joins Premier Hytemp from JDR Cable Systems, where he was sales director responsible for global oil and gas subsea accounts across Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific. He has a BEng first class honours degree from the University of Portsmouth and worked with a small automotive company before joining Hydratight in 1999. He moved to JDR Cable Systems in 2002 and has since achieved a ten-fold increase in the firm’s revenues.

Premier Hytemp describes itself as a global leader in the manufacture and supply chain management of precision engineered alloy components used in safety critical applications in the energy sector, including wellheads, valves and downhole tools. It provides a comprehensive package of solutions to customers, from raw materials, bar and forged products through to finish machined products, complete assemblies and testing.

Maurice McBride, chairman of Premier Hytemp, said: “Campbell and Gavin have a wealth of industry experience, which will be extremely valuable to us as we pursue our growth strategy. Premier Hytemp has three decades of experience in the industry and a strong team in place across the business. They will provide the leadership and insight to ensure that we increase our market share through our established relationships and new business, founded upon our integrity and thorough understanding of customer requirements.”

Campbell MacPherson said: “Premier Hytemp has a strong record of performance in the industry which provides a firm platform for further growth. The opportunity to work with a company with so much potential in an industry that I know well was one that I could not resist and I am delighted to be joining the team at this exciting time.”

Gavin Rippe said: “Premier Hytemp’s combination of experience and technical capability provides a great offering to the oil and gas industry and I look forward to developing our relationships with established and new customers.”

Press Release, February 19, 2014
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