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International subsea equipment rental and solutions specialist Ashtead Technology has bolstered its leadership 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 leading 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.
Mr Gillespie brings a wealth of experience to the role having held various senior positions in the offshore renewables and subsea oil & 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.

In his new role, Mr Gillespie will work with the senior management and regional teams to further strengthen existing capability across Ashtead Technology’s core markets and drive forward the company’s growth strategy.

Allan Pirie, Ashtead Technology’s CEO, said: “We are thrilled to welcome someone of Bob’s stature to the team which is a great endorsement of our strategy and ambition.

“This is an important and strategic appointment for the company, and I very much look forward to working with Bob, and leveraging his expertise, to enhance our capabilities and competitive market position in order to support our customers more widely in the delivery of the energy transition.”

Mr Gillespie, Ashtead Technology’s Commercial Director, said: “Ashtead Technology is an ambitious company with a first-class reputation and I am delighted to be joining the business at such a pivotal and exciting time in its evolution.


“With recent successes in new and emerging markets, including offshore wind and decommissioning, Ashtead Technology has huge potential for growth and I’m looking forward to working with my new colleagues around the world and supporting the company’s future aspirations.”

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