An up-and-coming name in the subsea survey sector has announced the appointment of two members of staff who will play key roles in fulfilling ambitious growth plans.
Sulmara Subsea has appointed Paul Naysmith to the position of Global QHSE Manager, based in the recently-expanded hub in Aberdeen, Scotland. With over 20 years’ experience in aerospace, medical devices and oil and gas services, Paul is also the author of more than 100 articles and two books on quality and management. In 2014 he became the youngest ever Fellow of the Chartered Quality Institute, and holds honorary lifetime membership of the South African Quality Institute. Paul is also a Technician Member of the Institute of Occupational Safety.
The company has also announced Al Rumson as its new Innovation Lead who will be based in Bergen, Norway. He brings to the position over 14 years of experience in the subsea industry and has worked in Norway since 2011. A former Royal Engineer Paratrooper with the British Army, Al has worked on projects across the world. He has worked in roles spanning the discipline of hydrographic survey, most recently focusing on research and development of unmanned survey solutions. He has published multiple academic articles and holds a PhD. relating to coastal and ocean data analytics from Cranfield University.
Welcoming them to Sulmara Subsea, CEO Kevin McBarron said: “In spite of challenging conditions, the company is flourishing across its chosen marketplaces. For that upward trajectory to continue, it is crucial for us to have the right people in place to drive forward our plans. Both Paul and Al will be central to that strategy.
“We are delighted to have them on board and look forward to their input as we negotiate future challenges with confidence and optimism.”
Sulmara Subsea was established in March 2019 and provides highly specialised survey support services, as well as responsive, innovative and disruptive solutions across the offshore energy sector globally. With corporate headquarters in Glasgow, the company also operates from hubs in Houston and Singapore as well as a recently-expanded presence in Aberdeen, Scotland.