Aquatic Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd, an Acteon company and subsidiary of Aquatic Engineering & Construction Ltd, is delighted to announce the appointment of Nicholas Dale as regional manager, Asia Pacific. Dale will be based in Singapore and will apply his breadth and depth of experience of the subsea services arena and a diverse range of customers to working with the Aquatic team and leading the development of the company's rapidly growing regional presence.
Dale has previous experience from across Acteon, having worked for Claxton Engineering Services as general manager of its Middle East base in Dubai and, more recently, as business development manager in South East Asia. Previously, he worked in the UK with Acteon in a management development role and with 2H Offshore developing subsea riser solutions. Dale's professional experience is complemented by a masters' degree in aerospace engineering from Hertfordshire University, UK, and he is also a chartered engineer and member of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers.
President of Aquatic, Chris Brooks, said, "Nick's experience within our industry and his understanding of customer needs in Asia Pacific made him the ideal candidate for this new senior role. Aquatic is achieving significant growth in Asia Pacific and we needed someone to lead and develop our business across the key markets in South East Asia, China and Australia, as well as increasing our reputation throughout the region. Aquatic prides itself on recruiting people of the highest calibre and we are delighted to welcome Nick as he joins our business at a hugely exciting time."
The appointment will contribute to Aquatic's business strategy for 2014 and specifically its ambitious expansion programme. The new AQCS-01-1500 Aquatic carousel has already proved its value and will be complemented with other market-driven equipment. In 2014, Aquatic is set for further growth and development in all regions.
Aquatic is globally renowned as an independent supplier of carousels, modular drive systems and tensioner solutions for the oil and gas, telecommunications and renewable energy industries. The company has a market-leading reputation for laying and retrieving flexible and semi-rigid products on the seabed, proven ability in shallow and deep water, and extensive experience of off- and onshore installations, transpooling, recovery and decommissioning.
Aquatic is part of Acteon's wider risers, conductors and flowlines offering and joins the other Acteon companies in linking subsea services across a range of interconnected disciplines. Combining the strengths of a major global organisation with those of independent market specialists, all Acteon companies have complementary skills, experience and technologies that link seabed to surface across a range of interconnected disciplines.