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  1. Subsea Innovation Ltd.
11 February 2016

Reinforcing the Team

Chris Wann

World-leading offshore equipment and engineering solutions provider, Subsea Innovation, has reinforced its senior management team with the appointments of a non-executive director and a business development manager.

James Ritchie and Chris Wann have taken up the respective roles, which further underpin Subsea Innovation’s strengths and sales capability in the offshore oil & gas and energy sectors and their aims include strengthening relations with existing clients and helping the company grow into new markets globally.

James Ritchie joins the board whilst maintaining the position of CEO at Tekmar Energy who specialise in the design and manufacture of cable protection for both offshore wind and oil & gas applications. James has overseen the company grow from inception in 2008 to the most successful cable protection system supplier in the world with more than 40 wind farms projects completed to date.

"I am joining a strong company that is looking to grow into new markets with innovative products and solutions for the offshore sector that is ideally placed to provide its clients with efficient equipment that will save time and money on projects. Its 25-year track record over such a varied product range sets it apart from any other company I have worked with," said Mr Ritchie.

"The recent delivery of the mattress deployment system is evidence of Subsea Innovation’s potential to develop new products from conceptual design to a finished product."

Chris Wann (pictured) joins from Pipe Coil Technology where he had the role of business manager. He will be responsible for further driving forward Subsea Innovation’s commercial and business development for new products and new clients across the globe.Subsea Innovation managing director Martin Moon said: "Appointing James and Chris greatly strengthens our commercial and sales team and gives us the potential to access new markets where our track record and experience can be demonstrated for clients.

"James’s knowledge and contacts in the offshore wind market will be an invaluable asset to our company at a time when the oil price is under pressure."

Mr Wann is a degree qualified mechanical engineer and member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. He started his career as a design / project engineer within Pipe Coil Technology where he was involved in a number of diverse projects designing, assembling and commissioning equipment for the manufacture and handling of on and offshore flexible products before making a move into and ultimately being responsible for the commercial side of the business.

With more than 25 years’ experience, Subsea Innovation is a market leader in the design, manufacture and supply of launch & recovery systems, tether management systems, pipeline repair clamps and connectors, pipe in pipe waterstop seals, J tube seals and bespoke engineering solutions for the oil & gas and renewable energy industries. The company is headquartered in a purpose built 40,000ft² facility on Faverdale Industrial Estate, Darlington.

For more information, please contact Subsea Innovation.

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