KCA Deutag Names Neil Stevenson Director of Business Development

KCA DEUTAG has appointed Neil Stevenson as its new Director of Business Development and Commerce. This is a key position within the business as it continues to drive for significant international growth in its key markets worldwide. Neil Stevenson starts in his new role on 9 June and will be based at KCA DEUTAG's headquarters in Aberdeen.

His appointment, which follows the promotion of Holger Temmen to Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the KCA DEUTAG group of companies, marks a return to the company by Neil Stevenson, who left in 2004 after eight years with KCA DEUTAG to pursue other business interests.

"We are very pleased to welcome someone of Neil's caliber and experience back to KCA DEUTAG," said Holger Temmen. "During his eight years with the company he made a significant contribution to the international development of the business, including extensive involvement in breakthrough contracts in Azerbaijan, Angola, and Sakhalin, expanding the engineering division and developing the company's strategy following the acquisition of Deutag.

"He rejoins the company at a crucial time in our international growth and will have a key role to play in developing and implementing our strategy to ensure we meet our target of doubling the size of the business in the next three to five years."

Previously within KCA DEUTAG, Neil Stevenson held a number of senior business development and commercial positions, including Group Director Business Development and Vice President of the company's Houston operations.

"I am delighted to be rejoining KCA DEUTAG at this exciting time in the company's development, with a new, committed and knowledgeable owner in First Reserve Corporation," said Stevenson. "The company has grown significantly in the intervening four years, very much in line with the strategy that we developed after the Deutag acquisition and there remains truly significant business opportunities in all of our key geographic markets. I am really looking forward to engaging with the operations and commercial teams around the world to deliver the next stage in our business growth."