Energy Cranes Names New Non-Executive Chairman

Aberdeen-based crane specialist Energy Cranes International has announced the appointment of Robin H. Pinchbeck as Non-Executive Chairman.

"We are delighted to welcome Robin to the Board. His background in the international oil and oil services sectors bring valuable additional experience to the leadership team as we continue to pursue our growth strategy," said CEO, John Jordan.

Energy Cranes International Limited, acquired by Close Brothers Private Equity (CBPE) in March 2008, is the world’s leading provider of offshore crane engineering, maintenance, operation, rental, design and manufacture services and of lifting training services specific to the offshore oil industry through its trading arms Sparrows Offshore (in Europe, Africa, South America, Asia/Pacific) and Energy Cranes LLC (USA). Subsidiary Aberdeen Hydraulics Limited specializes in the design, supply and support of sophisticated hydraulic equipment and systems for the subsea, marine and drilling industries offshore while recent acquisition, Baricon Systems Limited, designs and manufactures subsea cable and pipe spooling and tensioning equipment.

Robin Pinchbeck spent 23 years with BP in technical and general management roles in UK, Australia, USA and Middle East before moving to the service sector as managing director of Aberdeen-based Atlantic Power and Gas, a business which was ultimately purchased by Petrofac in 2002.

Pinchbeck (55) is a member of the Executive Committee of LSE-listed Petrofac Limited and Chief Executive of its operations, maintenance and training division, Petrofac Operations Services.