Offshore accommodation and workspace specialist, HB Rentals has strengthened its team with the appointment of two senior managers to its Aberdeenshire office.
Dave Mair joins in the position of sales and business development manager with more than 30 years experience in the international oil and gas industry.
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Having previously worked for Aiken Group and Labtech, Mr Mair will now oversee all sales and business development, focusing on offshore service module & container rental opportunities and increasing HB Rentals footprint in the build for sale market.
Also joining from Aiken Group is Thomas Smith as operations manager. With almost 30 years oil and gas experience, Mr Smith previously worked as engineering director for Aiken Group and was responsible for the construction process of the modular builds as well as being tasked with continuous process improvement. As operations manager, Mr Smith will oversee the running of the company’s rental fleet & new build manufacturing.
With key operating and service facilities located in strategic markets around the world including Aberdeen, Houston and Abu Dhabi, HB Rentals has been servicing their customers with a hire fleet in excess of 300+ DNV & ABS certified temporary offshore accommodation solutions, Zone I / Zone II hazardous area service modules, and workshop and refrigeration containers. Also specialising in the design, manufacture and sale of customised modular solutions.
Speaking of the appointment Mr Smith said: “After seeing HB Rentals grow considerably within the industry, I am delighted to be joining the company in the position of operations manager. I look forward to working alongside the team and seeing our operations continue to expand.”
The appointment of two new key members is a significant addition to the expert team already at HB Rentals. Norman Porter, managing director, HB Rentals Limited commented, “Dave and Thomas are two fantastic additions to our team. They both bring with them a wealth of knowledge of the market place and skills and passion for the industry that not only adds further experience to the skilled team, but also a fresh and dynamic perspective on the company growth.”