Freeman will be based in Corby and will oversee the company’s international business development, as well as enhancing relationships with its growing global client base in the oil and gas industry.
A member of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers, Freeman graduated from the University of Leicester with a first class honors degree in engineering. Following graduation, he worked for a number of companies in the process industry as a design engineer where he gained invaluable knowledge of practical engineering, the design process and project management.
Freeman joined Corus Tubes in 2004 as a development engineer where his extensive engineering background and expertise complemented the commercial resource to utilize key research and marketing opportunities within the oil and gas industry. In particular, he played a major role in the development of Corus Tubes pipe-in-pipe capabilities at the company’s site in Hartlepool.
Corus Tubes commercial manager Andy Townson, said: "I am delighted to welcome Richard to the management team. Having worked with the company for three years, he has in-depth knowledge of our products, services and capabilities. He brings outstanding credentials to Corus Tubes and will be a vital member of our team. We are experiencing strong growth and high demand for our innovative pipeline products and services and Richard will play a key role in ensuring we continue to deliver on our promise to meet high standards of service and product quality."
Freeman said: "Corus Tubes is committed to being a pioneering leader of pipeline solutions, with an excellent track record in establishing and developing long term relationships with its clients. I look forward to driving the business forward, both nationally and internationally."
Corus Group Plc is one of the world’s largest metal producers with annual turnover of £9 billion and major operating facilities in the U.K., the Netherlands, Germany, France, Norway and Belgium. Corus’ four divisions comprising Strip Products, Long Products, Distribution & Building Systems and Aluminium provide innovative solutions to the construction, automotive, rail, general engineering and packaging markets worldwide. Corus has 41,200 employees in over 40 countries and sales offices and service centers worldwide.
Corus Tubes is a pioneering leader in the supply of innovative pipeline solutions that assist customers to access new energy resources in the world's most hostile and challenging environments, focusing on subsea and deep water activities. Corus Tubes’ world leading center of excellence is in Hartlepool, UK, and employs 350 people. Corus Tubes works with the world’s leading oil and gas operators and contractors in all the major international hydrocarbon locations. Combining international expertise with local customer service, the Corus brand represents quality and strength.
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