Oxford Flow, flow control equipment specialist for oil, gas, industrial process and water industries, has announced the appointment of ex-Severn Glocon Global CEO, Colin Findlay, as Chief Strategy Officer ahead of planned global growth and diversification.
Findlay, an energy industry expert, brings more than 40 years’ experience, including 13 years as Executive Director and a further 2 years as Chief Executive of the Severn Glocon Global Group. Since 2018, he has also held the position of Chairman & Industry Lead at the UK’s valve industry body, British Valve & Actuator Association (BVAA).
Bringing extensive knowledge of the energy industry, including oil and gas and petrochemicals, Findlay has a successful track record in strategic operations, diversification and regional expansion, as well as large scale investment deals.
Neil Poxon, CEO at Oxford Flow, comments, “Having recently celebrated 6 years since our incorporation and built an extensive track record in the utility industry, we have put in place ambitious plans for both industry diversification and regional growth over the next few years.”
“We’re delighted to bring Colin into the Oxford Flow team at such a pivotal time in our history. He brings not only unparalleled insight and knowledge of the valve manufacturing industry but also the proven strategic and operational know-how to achieve growth in our key sectors and regions,” Poxon adds.
Findlay’s role will guide the strategic planning for market penetration, flexible manufacturing, industrial partnerships and the continued development of our innovative team of technologists as we grow scale and value – particularly within the oil and gas, refining, hydrogen and gas distribution industries.
Speaking of his role, Findlay says, “Following my retirement from full-time executive leadership earlier this year, I’m delighted to be joining the Oxford Flow team on a part-time basis to focus on their strategic development. The company has come a long way in the last few years, and its story and history really excited me. I’m looking forward to supporting the ambitious diversification plans and putting in place the roadmap Oxford Flow needs to continue to grow over the coming years.”
In addition, Oxford Flow has continued to strengthen its executive team with the appointment of Kirsten Phipps Get as Director of HR. Phipps Get brings over three decades of human resources, people and operational management experience and her role will involve enhancing the company’s capabilities in talent attraction and retention, and people development as the company continues to grow.
Both appointments follow two incredibly successful years for the innovative valve specialists, where the company raised more than GBP 18.5 million investment, opened global offices in Houston, Texas and has seen rapid expansion within the utilities and water market.