Rapidly evolving and award winning subsea business ROVOP has strengthened its management team with two senior appointments.
ROVOP, which provides specialist, rapid response ROV solutions for the global energy industry, has recruited Barry Stewart to the position of director and general manager and Doug Middleton to the position of international operations director.
Chairman Mark Vorenkamp said the appointments would help to further drive its growth and international expansion. Mr Stewart has been involved in the subsea robotics industry since 1987 and joins ROVOP having previously worked as general manager since 2000 for Submersible Technology Surveys (STS), which became Neptune after its acquisition in 2009. In his time with STS, Mr Stewart was also employed in underwater services as a project technician, project coordinator and operations manager.
In 1998, Mr Middleton joined STS. During his time with the company, he graduated through the ranks to become an ROV supervisor. He left in 2005 for a spell with Technip, before rejoining STS, where he became operations manager in 2007.
Mr Vorenkamp said: “The arrival of Barry and Doug is a great boost for ROVOP and will help us build on our achievements to date and make the most of future opportunities.
“The business has experienced exceptional growth. The addition of two experienced senior managers will support us as the business further evolves by providing the depth of knowledge and expertise that clients in the energy industry require.”
Mr Stewart said: “The existing business and growth plans at ROVOP are a good fit for me. I’m attracted to working with a specialist and focused ROV company. The market now needs a growing player like ROVOP, which can provide an expert, independent ROV service. The business has great momentum due to its growing track record of excellent delivery and I am delighted to be joining at this time.”