JFO builds for the future with appointment of new managing director

James Fisher Offshore (JFO) has underlined its commitment to continued growth with the appointment of a new managing director.

Jack Davidson has been promoted from the role of operations director to lead the business as it prepares for the next phase of an ambitious strategy. With extensive experience in the oil and gas sector, Jack has played an important part in driving James Fisher Offshore forward and implementing an integrated service offering since joining the company in 2012.

“We are delighted to confirm Jack’s appointment as managing director of James Fisher Offshore and we look forward to continuing to work closely with Jack to ensure the business maintains its strong growth trajectory,”

enthused Aidan Douglas, group operations director for James Fisher and Sons plc.

JFO has built a strong track record as a specialist in lifting, deck machinery, fluid solutions, subsea tooling and excavation. Working with operators in the North Sea and worldwide it has made significant investment in equipment to cater for increasing global demand.

Jack Davidson said:

“I’m enthusiastic about the opportunities ahead for James Fisher Offshore and delighted to be working with an experienced, knowledgeable and talented team as we build on the strong foundations already in place.

“JFO’s reputation was built on expertise in winches and hoists but a tremendous amount of work has been put in to widen that offering and we are now in the position of being able to provide a broad range of specialist services, equipment and skills in an integrated package.

“We are actively providing turnkey solutions worldwide and forecast continued growth, supported by ongoing investment. That investment will be made not only in equipment and innovation but also in our commitment to developing and building the James Fisher Offshore team.”

The expansion of the company’s subsea tooling department was a focus in the first quarter of the year (2014) and was followed in Q2 with the completion of a £2million investment programme to bring fluid solutions to the heart of the integrated offering.

James Fisher Offshore’s dedication to excellence has also earned it international recognition through the ISO 9001 award for quality standards, the ISO 14001 accreditation for environmental practices and OHSAS 18001 for health and safety through the global certification body DNV.

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