Global ROV Management Appointment at Fugro
As the next step in the advancement of its strategic direction for ROV Technology, Fugro has appointed Mr. Jim Mann to the position of Global ROV Manager. Based in Aberdeen, but with a worldwide remit to assist the Fugro Operating Companies develop and implement a cohesive approach to the expanding ROV service market, Jim Mann brings over 24 year’s of experience in Offshore Operations with ROV and its associated Technology to the position.
Originally qualifying as a Marine Engineer, Jim Mann entered the underwater technology sector in 1981 and has held a number of senior ROV managerial positions with the major contractor organisations. In addition, he has spent time as a Consulting Engineer, where he was involved in delivering a range of innovative solutions to the international oil companies.
With the acquisition of TGS, Fugro acquired an expanded ROV Business Line. In the last two years Fugro has seen that the international customer base is very willing to have Fugro provide an increased range of technologically driven services, with the ROV Systems playing a major role in that acceptance. By appointing Jim Mann, Fugro is making a positive statement to customers that the company is serious about ROV Technology.