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Bowtech Products appoints new director and engineering manager

Posted on 10.12.2010 - 14:00 EST in GENERAL NEWS by Rons_ROV_Links

Bowtech Products appoints new director and engineering managerStephen Bowring, Managing Director of Bowtech Products is delighted to report the appointment of Brian Hector as Technical Director and Michael Parkin as Engineering Manager.

Brian joined Bowtech over 16 years ago following his graduation from Robert Gordon's University where he studied for his BEng in Electronic and Electrical Engineering. Since then he has also obtained a Mechanical Engineering qualification.

Since his early days when he designed Bowtech's first production product the ST-5K range of underwater xenon strobes, Brian has been the technical engineering brain behind Bowtech's success. He and his team have designed systems for inspection of most hazardous areas including Offshore, Oceanographic, Military and Nuclear industries, all ensuring the safety of the crews and the valuable assets they operate.

In the last 5 years, as Head of Engineering, he has been instrumental and guided his engineering team to bring the introduction of the company's highly successful range of Aqua Vision professional underwater cameras and LED lights. These cameras and lights are now the preferred choice of many of the world's leading ROV Manufacturers and Operators, Navies, Universities & Research Establishments.

Bowring states: "Brian has been a loyal & trusted employee of Bowtech Products since he was recruited in May 1994. This promotion is just our way of expressing our appreciation to such a valued colleague and friend".

Brian says: "I am absolutely delighted with my appointment as Technical Director and am very much looking forward to my new role within the company and the challenges that it will bring. Since joining the company over 16 years ago everyday has been different and challenging which I think makes any job very satisfying. I would like to take this opportunity to thank both Steve (Bowring) and Mike (Winstanley, Sales Director) very much for their recognition over the years".

Taking over the management of the Engineering Department will be Michael Parkin. He has been a valued member of the Engineering team for over 6 years. In his previous role as Senior Development Engineer, Michael has been responsible for the innovative design of the Bowtech Aquavision range of LED underwater lighting. Brian says: "Michael is a first class engineer, very forward thinking; he is the ideal person to lead the team."
Bowtech Products, now in their 21st year of business, are world renowned for their innovative, cost effective and highly reliable hazardous area vision systems and subsea terminations and encapsulations.

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