Aberdeen-based Walker Technical Resources (WTR) has promoted Ewan Robertson to the position of operations director. The move comes as the leading composite repair solutions provider announces expansion across four continents.
Robertson joined WTR in 1997 as a trainee technician. Having worked his way up through a number of roles within the company Ewan’s insight strengthens the level of operations experience within the board of directors.
Robertson said, "Joining the board of directors at such an exciting time in WTR's development is hugely rewarding. I hope that I will be able to bring a different perspective to the table when it comes to planning the future growth of the business."
A mentoring and professional development plan has been in place within WTR for five years giving staff the opportunity to develop their skills and progress within the company.
Graham Birnie managing director of WTR said, "By offering staff a clear path for progression through the business it is easier for us to retain our best people. Ewan is an excellent example of how hard work and commitment really does pay off and I am confident he will be a real asset to the board."
One of the more recent projects which Robertson has been involved with is the implementation of a customised Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ). Working in conjunction with Banff and Buchan College the WTR SVQ Level 3 Composite Fabrication qualification ensures that the firm's technicians are trained to the highest standards.
Ewan in turn is now responsible for training, mentoring and coaching operational staff to a level of competency that complies with the relevant international standards to which WTR work.
WTR is an internationally recognised name in asset integrity which now exports its 'Technowrap' composite pipeline repair systems to Angola, Azerbaijan, Equatorial Guinea, Brazil, Norway, Canada, Egypt, Oman, Nigeria, Brunei, Ghata, Yemen, Qatar, Libya, Abu Dhabi and South Africa.