UK: Claxton Engineering Appoints New Vice President of Operations

Claxton Engineering, an Acteon company, has appointed Richard Jenkins as Vice President of Operations. Jenkins’s role will be to guide the integration of Claxton Engineering’s technical, project, procurement and commercial teams to support the company’s strategic growth plans.

Reporting to Laura Claxton, Managing Director, Jenkins will strengthen the company’s management team in its drive to deliver growth strategies and achieve business improvements. He will help to implement best practice and processes to integrate engineering and project delivery and to support a cohesive business whereby Claxton Engineering’s operations and commercial functions interact seamlessly on all projects.

Jenkins has worked in the oil and gas industry for more than 20 years. He studied mechanical engineering at Southampton University, UK, and has held project management and business development posts at various companies including Hamworthy Compressors, Baker Hughes and Seaweld Engineering.

Most recently, he worked for AMEC, where he moved from business development, via Regional Director for Africa AMEC Oil and Gas, to Operations Director for West Africa AMEC Natural Resources.

“Claxton has come a long way since starting out as a small family business, and it is growing at a rapid pace,” said Claxton. “We are extending our presence in Dubai and opening local service bases in Norway and Asia. A key part of Richard’s role will be to help us maintain our high standards during this period of growth. His significant international experience in the industry will help us continue to provide the best service possible to clients while bringing new knowledge and ideas to the table.”

“I am very pleased to work in the dynamic and technologically advanced subsea sector,” said Jenkins. “Claxton Engineering is at the forefront of bringing novel, cost-saving solutions in the jack-up drilling market to its customers. I am looking forward to working with the innovative and customer-focused team at Claxton and to helping the company achieve its ambitious growth plans.”

Press Release, September 18, 2012

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