EnerMech announced that John Guy has been appointed as chief executive officer (CEO), succeeding company founder Doug Duguid, who will assume the role of deputy chairman.
The Aberdeen-headquartered provider of specialist services to the energy and infrastructure sectors, said Guy’s appointment as CEO will become effective from 1 August, 2019, when Duguid will take on the deputy chairman role for a six-month period.
The move is part of a planned strategic transition put in place following the acquisition of EnerMech in December 2018 by global investment firm, The Carlyle Group.
Guy joined EnerMech in 2010 as Asia Pacific regional director based in Singapore, where he oversaw the rapid expansion of the services portfolio in the region, before he was appointed chief operations officer in 2013.
An oil and gas industry veteran, Guy started his career in the U.K., working on some of the largest topside and FPSO projects in the 1990s. He was later based in Azerbaijan and more recently has been instrumental in increasing EnerMech’s presence in the Caspian, Middle East and Australasia.
John Kennedy, EnerMech chairman, said: “Doug Duguid is handing over our business in strong health and with very exciting growth prospects ahead of us. This is a positive transition from the founding owner to a natural successor - John Guy knows EnerMech and our target markets inside out. This places EnerMech in a very strong position to increase our reach in traditional energy markets, while rolling out our integrated offering across many new sectors.”