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ULO Systems appoints senior executives

Oct 23, 2018
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ULO Systems, a regional grouting contractor for the oil and gas industry, announced the appointment of Colin Reilly as deputy general manager for ULO Systems and Zack Agha promoted to group general manager for Bukhatir Group.

Reilly will be based in the company’s global corporate headquarters in Sharjah, while Agha will be based in the group’s headquarters in the UAE.

Reilly has over twelve years’ experience in the grouting sector for the oil and gas market, and has a strong technical and operations background, having worked in multiple countries with varied cultures. He has extensive knowledge of offshore construction, renewable energy and a more recent speciality in subsea grouting services. Reilly has a proven track record in managing resources, including manpower, and mobilising equipment and people quickly to meet client delivery targets.

Reilly’s new role at ULO Systems encompasses budgeting and finance, operations, creation and implementation of strategies and ensuring overall delivery and quality of ULO System’s offering to clients. He will report directly to Zack Agha, who held the role of general manager at ULO Systems prior to his promotion.

Reilly said: “I am excited to take on a new challenge at ULO Systems and focus on driving the organisation forward. My predecessor, Zack, laid such a solid foundation for market impact and set a clear vision for global growth, so I have adopted a strong legacy and am looking forward to seeing what we can achieve together both in the Middle East and further afield.”

“ULO Systems will be adding a number of exciting new products in 2019, which will enable further expansion into markets such as wind and renewable energy. I will also be refocusing efforts in India, Europe and Asia. We have made numerous key appointments to support the development of these key markets and look forward to seeing the fruits of our hard work in the coming months.”

Agha welcomed the appointment: “ULO has been on a sustainable growth journey over the past four years. Becoming a BASF Licensed Applicator for the ultra-high strength grout products, establishing ULO Systems EU B.V in the Netherlands, and investing significantly in Europe by building a number of new generation grouting equipment and cement silos have added to our strength globally. Our aim is to increase our market share in Europe while maintaining our leading position in the Middle East and the rest of the world.”

Originally from Scotland, Reilly began his career in the offshore sector as a technician in the UK. In 2012, Reilly moved to Dubai, where he lives with his wife and two children. In his free time, Reilly manages a local football team.


Caption: Right Colin Reilly, ULO Systems’ new Deputy General Manager, left Zack Agha, Bukhatir Group’s new General Manager

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