OSV specialist joins RoystonCompany News // March 15, 2016
Marine diesel engineering specialist Royston Ltd has sets its sight on further growth with the expansion of its management team. Neil Graham, formerly head of technical services at the Dubai-based Topaz Marine has returned to the UK to take up the newly created post of Technical Director at Royston, with responsibility for expanding the company’s established medium and high speed engine service capabilities – and identifying new opportunities for market growth. He joins Royston with over 35 years of high level marine engineering experience, which includes many varied senior roles as a sea going chief engineer, engineer superintendent and in regional operations management for shipping companies.
In his most recent role, during six years at Topaz Marine, Mr Graham was responsible for all technical and engineering activities associated with the efficient operation of the company’s specialist offshore support fleet.
During his career he has worked on most types of vessels, including tankers, bulk carriers, ferries and OSVs, with responsibility for all engine types and with experience of dealing with all the leading marine OEMs.
As Royston’s Technical Director, Neil will have responsibility for the operation and management of the company’s highly skilled engineering teams and will oversee all aspects of the company’s diesel engineering capabilities, customer service contracts and future technical developments.
“I’ve spent many years in the marine industry and have had wide ranging technical responsibilities for ensuring that fleet and vessel utilisation rates are maintained at optimum levels. Ensuring that the highest engineering standards are applied at all times is crucial to meeting this need and a key part of my new role will be to extend this experience to further developing Royston’s market presence," said Mr Graham.
Lawrence Brown, Royston’s Managing Director, said: “We are delighted that someone of Neil’s calibre has joined our senior management team. His breadth of technical knowledge, wide ranging marine industry experience and international career will not only bring added focus to our established service offering, but will play a key business development role in expanding our market presence.”