INDUSTRIAL service group Altrad has appointed John Welsh as client services director as it looks towards accelerating its upstream growth strategy for the UK continental shelf (UKCS).
John Welsh, returns back to his roots to join the enlarged Altrad business, some nine years after leaving Cape plc, a company that was acquired by Altrad back in 2017.
John said “I am delighted to be returning to the business where I started my career almost 49 years ago – and to support Altrad’s repositioning strategy to become a major contributor to the offshore oil and gas industry in the UK.
“I can’t tell you how excited I am to be joining at Altrad at such a growth-driven stage in its development and I look forward to using my skills and connectivity to support Altrad’s growth ambitions.”
The appointment builds on a number of investments Altrad are making to support the delivery of its 2026 strategy which will see it transform into a business that is 75% larger in 2026 than it is today.
Chris Garland, Altrad’s director of upstream operations commented “John’s experience and track-record in the sector is unparalleled and I have no doubt he will contribute enormously in supporting our new growth-driven objectives”.