EnerMech appoints new regional director for Asia Pacific

Source: press release, 12 January 2021

Garry Ford, EnerMech APAC Regional Director
Garry Ford, EnerMech APAC Regional Director (photo: EnerMech)

EnerMech has appointed Garry Ford as regional director for Asia Pacific to drive further business growth across the energy, industrial and infrastructure sectors and strengthen its existing oil and gas operations in the region.

Ford joins the company from SNC Lavalin where he was most recently executive vice president – Americas and Europe. He brings more than three decades of senior industry experience with expertise in engineering, construction, commissioning and modular build oil and gas processing.

Based in Perth, Australia, Ford has a proven track record in leading multi-million-dollar projects across Europe, Russia, Asia, Caribbean, Middle East, Australia, and the Americas. This includes some of the most significant liquified natural gas (LNG) developments in the world including the landmark Ichthys’ and globally recognised Gorgon projects in Australia.

In his new role, Mr Ford will be responsible for building on EnerMech’s established presence in Asia Pacific with a key focus on expanding the business’ increasingly diverse project portfolio.

He takes over the reins from current regional director for Asia Pacific, Paul McCarthy, who has been instrumental in the region’s success. McCarthy has elected to take up a newly created role, VP Projects for Asia Pacific, where his vast cross-sector experience will be utilised to lead and focus on EnerMech’s most significant contract in the region, Australia’s WestConnex motorway development. McCarthy will remain a key member of EnerMech’s senior leadership team from the company’s base in Sydney, Australia.

Garry Ford says, “EnerMech has an unparalleled reputation globally and it’s an exciting time to be joining the company as it continues to drive forward its diversification strategy in Asia Pacific. The business has a strong understanding of the markets it operates within, and I look forward to enhancing our current offering while expanding our existing footprint in the energy and infrastructure sectors.”

EnerMech CEO Christian Brown says, “Despite the challenges of the last 18 months, our operations in Asia Pacific, and particularly Australia, have continued to gather pace with a number of significant, multi-million-dollar project wins. This success is a testament to our experienced teams in the region who continue to deliver an exceptionally high quality of work to ensure safety and efficiency are gained at all stages of operations.”

“The addition of Garry to our leadership team will significantly strengthen our expertise and place us in a robust position for securing new business this year. His breadth of experience combined with his commitment to high safety standards and continuous improvement will be a huge asset to EnerMech,” Brown adds.