JFSE team strengthened by raft of appointments and promotions

The expert team at James Fisher Subsea Excavation (JFSE) has been bolstered by a number of key appointments and promotions.

The strategic appointments ensure that the team is best placed to anticipate and respond to client demands and can continue to be innovation leaders in the controlled flow excavation (CFE) industry.

Kenneth R Mackie, managing director at JFSE, said:

“We are committed to being ahead of the curve in terms of our offering. Our technologies are world-leading and we have  the most experienced CFE professionals in the world working with us.

“These new appointments and promotions reflect where we are as a company now – a provider of integrated subsea excavation services with a truly global footprint.

“Congratulations to our long-standing team members who have been promoted, their commitment and ability to innovate have been central to our success to date. We are also delighted to bring new personnel into the team with the ideas and experience to further benefit our clients.”

The new appointments are:

Andrew Simpson, commercial and proposals manager: Andrew is responsible for all commercial and contractual matters at JFSE, working alongside the business development, technical and senior management teams. He has more than seven years’ experience in the oil and gas industry and was previously a quantity surveyor.

Jim Feeley, QHSE manager: Jim is responsible for the efficient delivery of JFSE’s services focussed on the health and wellbeing of our team and ensuring our environmental impact is minimal. His background includes being an engineer in the RAF, as well as QHSE roles in a number of energy companies and an auditor for the British Safety Council.

Ian Grimmer, equipment manager: Ian is responsible for tracking, coordinating and maintaining JFSE equipment globally. He is a mechanical engineer and has been involved with asset integrity for more than 20 years.

Promoted staff include:

Stuart Porteous, senior business development manager UK, Europe and West Africa: Stuart was initially business development executive for UK and Europe. He has since expanded our global footprint into West Africa and is responsible for sourcing opportunities where our controlled flow excavation services can improve efficiencies for clients.

Steven Kaub, senior business development manager Americas: Steve was appointed as a business development executive for USA in 2015 and has been responsible for developing our client base in the Americas. He oversees our Houston operations in the Americas. Steve secures enquiries for our market-leading range of equipment and creates tailored solutions to subsea excavation requirements.

David Shewan, internal project manager: David joined the team in 2015 as an IT consultant. His roles have been varied since then and he has supported many departments of JFSE. He recently created a centralised project and task management system and is now responsible for pre-project forecasting and planning.