New chairman 'pivotal' to Tekmar expansion

Leading offshore cable protection company, Tekmar Energy, has bolstered its senior management team with the appointment of a new chairman

Chief executive James Ritchie (right) welcomes new company chairman Ally MacDonald
Chief executive James Ritchie (right) welcomes new company chairman Ally MacDonald

Leading offshore cable protection company, Tekmar Energy, has bolstered its senior management team with the appointment of a new chairman.

High-profile industry figure Ally MacDonald has taken up the post to help drive forward the County Durham firm’s plans for further growth.

MacDonald, who has an engineering background and 25 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry, has previously held senior positions at Wellstream and Technip.

“It is an attractive challenge to be joining an ambitious company which, through its industry-leading technology and established track record, has significant opportunities to continue to expand and evolve,” he said.

Founded in 1985, Tekmar initially specialised in oil and gas before expanding into the offshore renewables industry when it developed bespoke cable protection systems for cables connecting wind turbines.

Chief executive James Richie said: “Attracting someone with Ally’s experience and status in the energy industry is a great coup for the team at Tekmar. His depth of knowledge and network of contacts, combined with his engineering background, will be pivotal to helping to accelerate business growth.”

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