Brinker Chooses New Chairman to Drive Future Growth

Aberdeen-based Brinker has named Trevor Burgess as its new company chairman with immediate effect.

Brinker has cemented a reputation for providing innovative engineering solutions and pipeline integrity management to the oil and gas industry. Coupling its break-through technology products with its expert fluids knowledge, the company offers a unique capability to the industry.

The appointment of Trevor Burgess as company chairman is designed to help drive company growth, positioning Brinker as a leading provider of integrity management solutions to the North Sea industry.

Burgess will succeed Bernie Anson, previous CEO of Brinker and chairman for the last five years. Anson, who is stepping down as chairman remains a non-executive director and will continue to input to the strategic direction of the company.

Currently director of Global Business Units for Expro in Aberdeen, Burgess has played an integral role in the commercialization of a number of innovative technologies for well flow management operations.

With a broad range of management experience, Burgess has held a number of executive posts. Before joining Expro in 2005, he worked for Baker Hughes in Houston for six years, holding various senior positions including vice president of sales and vice president of marketing and technology. He was latterly as president of Hughes Christensen, Baker Hughes leading drill bit company. Prior to this he also worked for Schlumberger for 19 years across a number of divisions.

Burgess has a Doctor of Philosophy (D. Phil.) in mathematics from Oxford University. He holds several patents and has been an active member of the SPE for 26 years, having presented technical papers at conferences, and served on numerous technology forum committees.

"Trevor Burgess's appointment has come at a time when Brinker is undergoing a number of changes to bolster growth. His appointment will further strengthen the board and bring extensive experience to Brinker particularly with regard to the commercialization of technology and strategic development matters," said Glynn Williams, executive director of Brinker.

"Mr Burgess has over 25 years experience in the industry and his proven ability to identify business development and growth opportunities, along with his extensive track record of managing and commercializing oil industry technologies, will provide us with the expertise to significantly grow the business."

Commenting on the announcement, Trevor Burgess said, "I am looking forward to being chairman of Brinker. I really enjoy working with creative people and bringing new technology to the market place. What's exciting is that Brinker has the opportunity to open up a whole new market. The value proposition is clear and the market to manage unplanned flow can only grow as the production infrastructure ages."

Brinker is now an established provider of novel products and services that ensure or restore integrity in ageing infrastructure where it is critical to avoid costly down-time, mitigate any environmental impact caused by a leak and minimise the need for vessel intervention.

On schedule to turnover £2 million by the end of 2008, Brinker has over 20 employees based in Aberdeen. The company is forecasting annual growth of 60% over the next three years and is set to increase its workforce by over 150% over the same period.