Thursday 5 December 2019

David Lamont

Scottish subsea robotics group names new CEO

DUBAI, July 22, 2019

Scotland-based subsea robotics company Rovop has appointed its current chairman David Lamont as the new chief executive officer replacing Steven Gray who steps down from his post, after eight years leading the company.  

Gray was one of the founders of Rovop in 2011 and has been the principle driving force in taking it from a start-up to be a major player in the subsea robotics field, with over 50 ROVs serving clients worldwide across various energy sectors.  

He will remain a director and shareholder of the company with a focus on supporting the Rovop team on future growth, said a statement from the company.

Speaking on the new appointment, Gray said: “This change comes at the right time in the life of our company, I am very pleased to hand over to Lamont. Working together allows us to play to our respective strengths and engage the wider team to best effect.”

Lamont has more than 30 years of experience in the energy services sector, and was most recently chief executive officer at Proserv.
“I look forward to working with, and supporting, Lamont and the whole team as we continue our tremendous journey. It is a compliment to the business we have created that we are able to attract someone of Lamont’s track record and talent,” he added.

On his new role, Lamont said: “I have enjoyed working with the company’s 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.”

“The company is in a particularly strong position, having grown its fleet from 15 remotely operated vehicles (ROV) 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 deep water state of the art work class vehicles,” he added.-TradeArabia News Service


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