ROVOP chairman takes on chief executive role

UK-based ROVOP, a provider of underwater remotely operated vehicles (ROVs), has named a new chief executive officer with immediate effect.

ROVOP said on Monday that David Lamont was named as the new CEO of the company.

He currently serves as the chairman of the company and has over 30 years of experience in the energy services sector and was previously the CEO at Proserv. Lamont was named to the chairman role in November 2018.

Lamont said: “I have enjoyed working with the ROVOP team over the past months as chairman and am thrilled to have the opportunity to work more closely with them to deliver on the many opportunities available to the company in the ever-improving and diversifying market.

“ROVOP is in a particularly strong position, having grown its fleet from 15 ROVs 18 months ago to over 50 today. At the same time, we have broadened the fleet to cover a number of different classes of ROV: from smaller observation class to the heavy-duty deepwater […] work-class vehicles.”

The current CEO, Steven Gray, is stepping down from the role after eight years leading the company. He was one of the founders of ROVOP in 2011 and will remain a director and shareholder of the company with a focus on supporting the ROVOP team on future growth.

Gray added: “[…] I am very pleased to hand over to David. I look forward to working with, and supporting, David and the whole ROVOP team as we continue the tremendous ROVOP journey. It is a compliment to the business we have created that we are able to attract someone of David’s track record and talent.”

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