Tekmar’s CEO James Ritchie (left) welcomes new operations manager Barry Cooper to the subsea cable protection firm (photo: Tekmar)
Tekmar Energy Ltd, supplier of subsea cable protection, has strengthened its senior management team with the appointment of Barry Cooper as Operations Manager.
Bringing more than 15 years of experience in the offshore sector, Mr Cooper has served in several senior management and leadership roles in businesses including Technip Umbilicals, GE Wellstream and more recently, DeepOcean.
In his new role, he will be responsible for all operations working closely within the Senior Management Team to ensure products are manufactured to the highest quality, processes are efficient, and the history of excellence in quality and safety is further enhanced.
Prior to joining Tekmar, Mr Cooper was Capex Manager at Technip Umbilicals and GE Wellstream where he lead major investment programmes developing both manufacturing and research & development facilities as part of global strategic growth plans. Locations included Brazil, Angola, Houston, Malaysia and the UK as well as leading process improvement initiatives in those manufacturing environments and subsea installations with DeepOcean.
Barry Cooper comments, “I am delighted to join Tekmar at a time of significant growth and opportunity across renewables and subsea SURF products. Tekmar are strategically well positioned to take advantage of market opportunities in both sectors and have fantastic facilities already in place to support those plans. I look forward to working with the team to maximise the potential of an already successful brand.”
James Ritchie, CEO, says, “We are pleased to welcome Barry to our team of highly experienced executive managers. Despite the pressures of the market conditions Tekmar is still focused on growth and our future success depends on putting operations safety first, continually improving product quality and reducing the overall cost of production. By appointing Barry as our Operations Manager, with his track record in offshore operations and manufacturing from some of the leading oil and gas players, we hope to capitalise from that experience to make Tekmar the clear market leaders and the supplier of choice.”