EnerMech has appointed Steve Jones as its new Southern European general manager as the company looks to grow and further diversify its presence across the region.
Based in Great Yarmouth, UK, Jones will support regional director Ross McHardy in developing business across new sectors as well as expanding the core offering to existing clients in the energy industry.
Jones joined the integrated solutions specialists in 2010 as general manager for the Asia region before relocating to Baku, Azerbaijan to assume the role of EnerMech’s Caspian general manager. In 2018, he was promoted to the position as Middle East and Caspian regional director.
Ross McHardy, regional director for Europe & Africa says, “It is an exciting time for the region with the increase of specialist services that we provide, targeting wider energy and infrastructure markets from renewables and nuclear through to petrochem and rail.”
“Steve is vastly experienced and his local knowledge, combined with his experience in managing complex contracts across Asia and the Middle East over the last 10 years, will be a major asset to our European operations,” adds McHardy.
Originally from Great Yarmouth, Jones began his career in the energy industry in 1998 with PSL Group as a project engineer, leading site operations in the UK, continental Europe, and the Middle East and Caspian, eventually relocating to Dubai in 2006 as Middle East operations manager. Following the acquisition of PSL Energy Services, he moved to Singapore as Halliburton’s regional operations manager for pipeline and process services before joining EnerMech.
“It’s an honour to be taking on this role and I’m looking forward to being back in Great Yarmouth,” says Jones. “Although I’ve been with EnerMech for 10 years, this is probably the most exciting time as we use our expertise as well as the support and investment from the Carlyle Group to diversify and target new sectors. This has been a transformative year for EnerMech as we have strengthened our leadership across the business and invested in smart operations and world-leading data solutions, so I’m excited about the value we can bring to industries across the UK in 2021.”
“In recent years, the east of England has already been identified as a hub for both renewables and decommissioning activities. I’m proud to be supporting Ross in driving this development and working with our specialists as we expand our presence across southern Europe,” he adds.
Jones is a graduate of the EnerMech’s Project Management Development programme through Robert Gordon University. He graduated from RGU with a BA (Hons) in Business Management in 2017.