Viking Offshore Creates Commercial Director Post

Leading North Sea emergency response and rescue services provider Viking Offshore Services has appointed a Commercial Director as it looks to capitalize on emerging business opportunities in the sector.

Allan Pirie, previously Finance Director with the company, has assumed the newly-created role, taking over responsibility for all commercial, financial and IT activities.

Allan joined Viking Offshore Services in August 2004 from ASCO, where he held the position of business strategy manager.

Viking Offshore Services Chief Executive Graham Philip said:

"Since joining the company, Allan has played a pivotal role in developing our business plan, refinancing the company and successfully negotiating new-build vessel contracts.

"We have created this role in light of the major changes our sector is experiencing – a constantly-evolving customer base, new investment needs and pan-European operating opportunities.

"We need to find new and innovative ways of meeting customer needs and securing new business, and Allan brings to this new role a wealth of experience which will complement and enhance the extensive skills and expertise within our existing commercial team."