Sparrows Group Appoints New Director

Oilfield engineering company Sparrows Group has appointed experienced director Steve Bertone to head up the company’s operations across the Americas.

As part of his new role, Bertone will oversee all of Sparrows Group’s operations in the US, Brazil, Mexico and the Caribbean. Bertone previously spent 33 years with McDermott International.

Sparrows Group’s Steve Bertone commented in a company statement:

"The Americas is a region that presents a wealth of exciting opportunities for a well-respected business like Sparrows Group. The company has been operating here for many years and the specialist knowledge and excellent reputation for quality and value will provide a good foundation for further growth. I am joining a talented team in a region where demand is growing for our services. The Sparrows Group has a wealth of engineering capabilities and this expertise is increasingly being used to support clients to optimise their efficiency by improving the performance, reliability and safety of their critical equipment and people."

Sparrows Group CEO Stewart Mitchell was pleased to have secured the services of Bertone.

"Steve’s experience of working in a variety of operational and leadership roles in the areas of offshore engineering, marine construction and project management made him an ideal fit for the Sparrows Group. His unique mix of technical, operational and financial skills means he brings with him extensive knowledge and expertise which will be invaluable in the growth of our US business," Mitchell said in a Sparrows release.

Sparrows Group provides engineered products and services, primarily to the offshore sector, specializing in lifting and handling, cable and pipe lay, and fluid power solutions. The company employs around 440 people in its Americas region and 2,100 globally.

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