Global integrated logistics and materials management specialist, ASCO, has appointed Ryan Thompson as Business Development & Operations Manager for Northeast England.
Based in Sunderland, Ryan will lead the company's growth in the northeast, while overseeing regional operations for its Ship Agency business, Seletar.
As one of the leading ship agents for the UK energy industry, Seletar provides crew coordination, freight management, procurement services, onshore logistics, and an extensive range of complementary services such as fuel provision, industrial tank cleaning, waste management, and ship spares logistics. Seletar's services are facilitated by its eight strategic UK locations, serving more than 20 neighbouring ports.
With over six years of experience as a Ships Agent and a history within the marine industry, Ryan brings specialist skills and knowledge to the ASCO team. Outside of work, Ryan utilises his skipper experience by volunteering as a crew member for the RNLI.
Ryan said: "I am proud to be joining ASCO to support them at this significant stage of their growth in the northeast. I look forward to meeting with clients and colleagues, both old and new, to discuss ASCO's full range of logistics services and how Seletar can support them with specialist ship agency services."
Ross Irvine, General Manager for Seletar, said: "Ryan is a great addition to the ASCO team, and his expertise will be a valuable asset to us. I look forward to working with him to develop our support in the region and share the breadth of services we offer."
ASCO is a leading materials management and logistics company for the global energy industry providing fully integrated services, including logistics, transport and freight, supply base management, aviation services, warehousing and storage solutions, materials management, fuel and bulk provision, marine services, training, lifting and assurance, personnel provision and environmental services.