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SMD appoints new Business Development Manager

Posted on 21.09.2009 - 11:00 EDT in GENERAL NEWS by Rons_ROV_Links

SMD appoints new Business Development ManagerSMD are pleased to announce the appointment of Derek Penny as Business Development Manager. Derek's role will be primarily be to identify and develop business which is currently outside of the SMD product and service range.

Derek qualified with a BSc from Glasgow University and gained a Masters in Business Administration from Dundee University. He spent his earlier career in roles within research and development, technical sales and marketing, strategic business development, engineering, senior management and consultancy for companies such as Shell, Kuwait Oil, Vetco Gray and Tyco.

SMD Sales Director Mike Jones commented "We see a lot of growth potential in deploying our core skills in remote technology in other markets. Derek's wealth of experience and knowledge combined with his energy and enthusiasm will be key to making this happen."

Derek added: "From first impressions I believe SMD has a great team of people and fantastic growth potential. I look forward to adding my own experience to the team to enable the business to grow into new added value markets, products, services and geographies."

SMD is one of the world's leading subsea engineering companies designing and manufacturing ROVs, trenching systems, Curvetech™ components and special projects. SMD have a worldwide customer base operating in markets in oil and gas, telecoms, mining, salvage, military and scientific research.

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