MCS Makes Key Appointment in Subsea Software Solutions Sector

Subsea engineering solutions company, MCS, has appointed experienced software professional Patrick Scully as its new general manager MCS software division to lead its global software business expansion.

With offices in six locations around the world, the company aims to significantly develop its award-winning software business to meet increasing customer demand for advanced software solutions that benefit customers in the sub-sea oil and gas industry. Mr. Scully will be responsible for leading this effort.

He brings more than 18 years software sector experience to MCS and will specifically drive actions to boost the company's software product development; marketing and sales focus consistent with the company's strategic growth plans.

Prior to his arrival at MCS, Mr. Scully spent almost seven years at Siebel Systems Galway, where he was group director and general manager. Previously, he was responsible for software licensing and international business services at Compaq Computer Limited (formerly Digital Equipment Corporation) where he managed a large, diverse organization dealing with marketing, business service programs and customer support to global customers.

He said: "I am extremely pleased to have joined MCS at such an exciting time. MCS has rightfully earned a reputation as a stand out leader in the sub-sea oil and gas industry with an advanced software product portfolio that sets the standard in the marketplace and has contributed hugely to the company's success to-date.

"My goal at MCS is to champion further growth in the software area by spearheading efforts to develop and promote our world class software solutions that bring major business benefit to MCS customers around the world."

MCS currently employs more than 150 people in six offices spread over four continents. Focused on the oil and gas sub-sea sector, it provides engineering services and software products for the global analysis of risers (flexible, rigid, top-tensioned, catenary), mooring systems (catenary and taut), umbilicals, offloading lines, tethers and pipelines.

The company's software department was named ICT Company of the Year at the prestigious Information Technology Association Galway (ITAG) Industry Awards 2006. The accolade is awarded to a firm in recognition of excellence in all aspects of their business, including product/service development, sales and marketing, implementation and support, market growth and positioning and human resource development.

MCS has enjoyed significant success in the global market and is headquartered in Galway with offices in Aberdeen, Scotland; Houston, Texas, Paris, France, Perth Australia and Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.