New Business Development Executive for SUTOrganisations and Associations // June 27, 2008
The Society for Underwater Technology (SUT) has announced that Bill Anderson has joined SUT in the role of Business Development Executive for Scotland and the Northeast of England, with specific focus on the oil and gas community.
Having recently retired from Kongsberg Maritime, where he was latterly the Product Manager Drilling Support CCTV Systems, Anderson brings a wealth of experience, knowledge and personal contacts to his post with the SUT.
“We are delighted to welcome Bill to the SUT team and we would ask that our Members welcome him to the Society and assist him in the development of our services to Members, which is part of his primary role,” said Ian Gallett, Chief Executive of SUT. “Bill will be ‘on the road’ shortly, meeting with existing and potential Members of the SUT to gather their views on how Member Services can be enhanced and to bring them fully up to speed with the latest SUT offerings for improving the wider community knowledge as related to the underwater environment.”
Anderson’s role will include providing details of the latest one-day course being offered by SUT entitled ‘Introduction to Subsea Facilities’, which has been specifically developed to provide an insight into Operator and Contractor staff engaged in dealing with subsea plant, but who may never have actually been privy to the type of hardware that is on the seabed and delivers the hydrocarbons to the topside reception facilities of the platform.
Based in Aberdeen, Bill will report to the Chief Executive of SUT Ian Gallett, at the SUT head office in London, but he can be contacted either through the London office, or the Aberdeen office, where Events Manager Michele Ross is also based. He will also be a regular participant at the very successful series of evening meetings organised by the Aberdeen branch of the SUT.
“Despite being of retiring age, Bill is one of those rare breed of people who only ever worked for two companies during his career,” explained Gallett. “The first was UDI, perhaps a long forgotten name from the past and, which through various transfers in ownership is now a part of the Fugro organisation. The second was Osprey Electronics, which again went through several transitions of ownership, from Osprey Electronics to Simrad to, most recently, Kongsberg Maritime. Bill will be well known to many of the SUT Members, both individual and corporate, and he is looking forward to the new challenges.”