Energy survey firms moves HQ to Aberdeen

An energy survey company has relocated its global headquarters to Aberdeen.

UTEC has shifted its corporate HQ from Houston to the same building as parent subsea services group Acteon in the Bridge of Don as part of a strategic review of operations.

The company, which delivers a wide range of offshore and onshore survey services to the energy industry and employs some 350 people worldwide, has also made a number of new appointments.

Long-term employees, Cory Goodyear, Mick Elmslie and Jonathan Watt are being made directors across the company’s Americas and Europe and Africa business units.

Stuart Cameron, UTEC chief executive officer, said: “Providing experienced employees with the opportunity to move into new positions has allowed us to add strength and depth to the organisation which will help drive UTEC into new technological and geographical areas.”

Mr Goodyear, who previously headed up the Europe and Africa business unit will move to Houston to take over the role of business unit director of the Americas.

He replaces Dave Ross, who has led the Houston office for the past decade, and is now retiring from the business.

Mr Goodyear has worked for UTEC for 10 years and is familiar with operations in Houston, having previously held the role as general manager.

Mr Elmslie and Mr Watt have been appointed to jointly lead operations in Europe and Africa as joint business unit directors.

Mr Elmslie has been with UTEC for seven years, working in projects, operations and later as business development lead in UTEC’s Australian office.

Earlier this year he moved to Aberdeen where he has spent the last six months as projects director for the Europe and Africa region.

Mr Watt joined UTEC’s global team in December 2016 in the role of global commercial manager, having worked within the Acteon Group for the previous two years.

Mr Cameron added: “UTEC continues to be one of the largest global surveying businesses with the addition of more than 30 people to our onshore and offshore organisation this year.

“Together with the new leadership team I look forward to building on UTEC’s global presence whilst remaining focused on providing our clients with a quality service.”

Cory Goodyear, Business Unit Director of Americas at UTEC

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