General – Appointment
Ashtead Technology has expanded its management team with the appointment of Bob Gillespie as Commercial Director.
The appointment underlines the company’s strategic growth plans as it looks to strengthen its position in the global offshore energy market, expand its geographical footprint and enhance its product and service offering across its three service lines – survey and robotics, mechanical solutions and asset integrity.
Gillespie has held various senior positions in the offshore renewables and subsea oil and gas sectors, most recently with Havfram, where he was UK Managing Director.
Prior to that, he held senior commercial positions with Fugro, TechnipFMC and McDermott before becoming UK Managing Director of DOF Subsea.
Recently Ashtead Technology also announced its intent to expand its mechanical solutions service offering with the planned acquisition of WeSubsea.
The transaction is expected to close during fourth-quarter 2022 and will be the group’s sixth acquisition in the past five years.