JDR picks up former Aker exec

JDR Cables has appointed former Aker Solutions UK regional president David Currie as its CEO and a member of the Board of Directors, effective 12 January 2015. 

Currie has nearly 30 years’ experience in the global offshore energy industry, most recently at Aker Solutions. Before Aker Solutions, he spent the bulk of his career at FMC Technologies, where he held a range of senior positions, the last of which was Director of Global Subsea Operations. 

JDR’s Executive Chairman, Pat Herbert, said: “I am delighted to welcome David to JDR. He brings a vast wealth of experience in the global subsea industry. His commercial knowledge of JDR’s key markets will be a valuable asset to the company as we develop our products and services for offshore oil, gas and renewables markets.”

Currie will focus on developing JDR’s commercial opportunities, creating new opportunities for the company’s industry-leading products and services; from subsea production umbilicals, IWOCS and power cables to aftermarket and installation services. Currie will be based in the UK, travelling frequently between JDR’s key oil and gas markets around the world. 

Currie says: “It’s an exciting time to be joining JDR. With our continuing focus on technology and customer success, we are well positioned to support our partners in the challenges our markets face both today and in the long term.” 


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