Seatronics Ltd, an Acteon company and part of its survey, monitoring and data business, has promoted Derek Donaldson from vice president Asia Pacific to vice president global operations.
Donaldson enters into a new position within the Seatronics Group management structure, reporting directly to the Seatronics Group managing director, Phil Middleton. Donaldson and Middleton will together support regional vice presidents in managing and developing the global Seatronics business. Donaldson will be based in Singapore and will continue to manage the regional office, whilst maintaining a global presence.
Donaldson said, “I joined Seatronics because of the quality of the team. Supporting Phil in his new role as he leads Seatronics is a great privilege, and I also look forward to working more closely with the regional vice presidents around the globe. Our people have a diverse mix of skills that have shaped Seatronics into the market leader it is today. With the support of our staff, we have successfully diversified our business to offer a broad range of products and services. There are exciting future opportunities for Seatronics.”
Phil Middleton, Seatronics Group managing director, said, “Derek has been instrumental in growing our operations in Singapore. In his new role, he will be key in developing new opportunities and managing the next phase of growth across the Seatronics Group in a challenging environment.”
Donaldson studied mechanical engineering at Napier University in Edinburgh, UK. After completing a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) pilot training scheme, Donaldson later became an ROV professional involved in a number of challenging projects ranging from the shallow, low visibility waters of the Southern North Sea to the ultra deep waters of Brazil.
A move onshore saw Donaldson transition into a sales position with Sonardyne, where he quickly progressed to the position of vice president, responsible for the Europe and Africa regions. Joining Seatronics Pte Ltd in 2007 as vice president Asia Pacific, Donaldson has successfully grown the base and business capability in the region.
Seatronics Ltd, an Acteon company, specialises in subsea marine electronic equipment rental for a range of applications; navigation and positioning; environmental and geophysical surveying; inspection and construction work; ROV survey sensors; diver-led non-destructive testing and video inspection. Its skilled engineers provide a comprehensive service that encompasses equipment installation, set-up and calibration, cable moulding and data acquisition. For more information, please visit www.seatronics-group.com.
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