ACE Winches appoints new members to its senior managementACE Winches, a leading deck machinery specialist, appoints new directors to strengthen its senior management team, Richard Wilson, who recently joined ACE Winches to head up the Engineering Division, joins the Board of Management from 30th November 2015 as Chief Operating Officer. Richard will be replacing current Chief Operating Officer Graham Thomson, who after 27 years in the industry has decided to step down to spend more quality time with his family and on his private personal business initiatives.
Mr Wilson has more than 27 years’ global experience in senior positions in oil and gas, bringing to the organisation an enviable track record in change management within international and UK businesses to improve performance, along with the establishment of new operations in global locations.
Alfie Cheyne, CEO of ACE Winches said: “The Board of Management would like to thank Graham for his significant contribution to the development of ACE Winches over the last three years and welcome Richard to the Board further accelerating the positive changes being implemented across the organisation.”
Hayley Yule recently appointed as Marketing and Communications Director becomes a member of the senior management team overseeing Marketing and IT functions for the company. Hayley has more than 20 years’ experience gained within marketing and information technology through working with several international suppliers supporting the energy sector. Her experience in the formation and execution of strategy will facilitate the company’s continued growth.
Mr Cheyne continued: “Our current focus is on streamlining our business operations, developing and introducing innovation to our products and services whilst continuing to build our international presence further to meet our customers’ requirements. Both Richard and Hayley will play key roles in the execution of these developments and our long term strategy to continue to expand and grow our global reach.”