Seanic VP Andy Guinn and UK, Europe and Africa business development manager Greg Maclachlan

A Houston-based subsea tooling manufacturer has expanded into Aberdeen as part of its growth strategy after seeing rising demand for its products and solutions out with the US.

Seanic Ocean Systems designs and manufactures products and solutions for ROVs to interface with subsea hardware and is part of the Centurion Group.

In support of its expansion the firm has appointed Greg Maclachlan as business development manager for UK, Europe and Africa.

Greg brings 12 years’ experience in sales, customer service and business development to this new role. Within previous roles in the oil and gas industry, Greg has worked with prominent operators and service companies delivering specialist engineering and rental solutions for onshore and offshore applications.

He will be based in shared facilities with RentAir Offshore (also a Centurion Group company) in Dyce, Aberdeen and is responsible for the growth of revenue and new business for Seanic in the UK North Sea, Norway, Europe and Africa.

Seanic vice-president Andy Guinn said: "Greg has built a great depth of knowledge in specialist product solutions in the industry and understands how these are applied to solve our client’s challenges. His technical understanding along with his focus on customer relationships will make him an excellent addition to the team and in leading the development of the business in the region as we concentrate on expansion."

Commenting on his appointment, Greg said: "I am delighted to be joining Seanic at an exciting time of growth. The company is a dynamic one with an experienced team of experts who are pioneering innovative solutions in the subsea tooling industry. I’m relishing the challenge to achieve new business, drawing upon the experience gained from my previous roles. I’ve already been receiving positive enquiries and I am proud to be representing Seanic and their solutions in the marketplace."

Seanic Ocean Systems, headquartered in Houston, Texas, US, engineers and manufactures customised ROV subsea hardware and tooling products. Established in 2007 the firm now employs more than 60 employees in the US, Singapore and Aberdeen, creating custom-engineered solutions for the subsea industry and is a Centurion Group Company.

For more information, please contact Seanic.