EFC Welcomes New Financial Director

Electro-Flow Controls (EFC), an Aberdeen-based leading designer and manufacturer of Instrumentation, Monitoring and Control Systems for the global oil and gas industry, has appointed Dave Walker as financial director.

Walkers appointment is a consequence of EFC's £10million managment buy-in last year. The management team is now led by new managing director Bob Will, who will combine his complementary business Celeris and its mechanical handling solutions with EFC's advanced controls and electronic systems.

Formerly a senior business development partner at Clydesdale Bank, Walker has more than 20 years experience in both the financial sector and industry, previously holding senior positions with HBOS, DES Operations and ENSCO.

"Through my role at DES Operations which resulted in a successful sale to Cameron, I consolidated on my oil and gas industry knowledge gained in various financial organisations, leaving me well placed to use that experience in my new role here at EFC. It is very satisfying to join a company at a period where it is poised for rapid international growth," said Walker.

Ted Littlechild continues in his existing role of sales director and former owner and major shareholder, John Wheeler, remains with the company as a consultant to help drive the international expansion.

Will said, "Dave's appointment and the wealth of experience he brings to EFC will be invaluable as we drive the plans for company development forward in 2010. Brazil continues to hold big potential for EFC, with both the Far East and Middle East being a strong focus for further growth.

"We are fortunate to still have Ted and John onboard, as they both bring with them a vast amount of knowledge. The new management team means EFC has an impressive line-up of expertise with which to move the company on to the next level of success."

With over 30 years experience in the oil and gas industry, Will has held senior management positions with Schlumberger, Expro, and RBG Ltd before taking the helm of EFC.