Subsea robotics firm ROVOP announced on Monday that its chairman David Lamont will assume the position of CEO with immediate effect, taking over for Steven Gray who is stepping down after eight years in the role.
“I have enjoyed working with the ROVOP team over the past months as Chairman and am thrilled to have the opportunity to work more closely with them to deliver on the many opportunities available to the company in the ever-improving and diversifying market,” Lamont said. “ROVOP is in a particularly strong position, having grown its fleet from 15 ROVs 18 months ago to over 50 today. At the same time, we have broadened the fleet to cover a number of different classes of ROV: from smaller observation class, to the heavy duty deep water state of the art Work Class vehicles.”
“We have made significant investment to ensure that every asset is in a high state of operational readiness and that our operations and support crews are trained to the excellent standard our customers expect of ROVOP. We are seeing an improving market, and especially at this time of the year, growing demand,” Lamont added.
Lamont has more than 30 years experience in the energy services sector and was most recently CEO at Proserv.
Gray, one of the founders of ROVOP in 2011, will remain a director and shareholder of the company.