Aquatic Engineering & Construction Ltd., an Acteon company, named Martyn Conroy its new business development manager covering the Europe, Middle East and Africa regions. Conroy previously worked for Ashtead Technology, FirstSubsea and Hydratight.
Conroy has been traversing the globe spreading the word about Aquatic's offerings, which includes working with the customer to configure and tailor Aquatic equipment, such as tensioners and powered reel drive systems, to fit their specific project need.
“It’s a company that’s growing with the dem of the market and our aim is to be the preferred partner for reeled products and services,” Conroy says of what attracted him to his new position.
“It is a great opportunity for me as an ex-engineer to work for a true engineering company. Aquatic is fi rst and foremost an installer of flexible product and has a track record second-tonone in engineering and delivering projects in-line with our customer’s demands.”
Conroy spent 12 years as an engineer, previously working as a design engineer for Expro Group, before moving into sales. Conroy says the move into sales is a more natural fit.
“I understood the principles of engineering; I liked engineering, but found my strength was exploring and understanding the customers’ requirements and coming up with a commercially workable solution,” Conroy says of his transition. “I like dealing with people and couldn’t sit still behind a desk,” he says light heartedly.