Category: People

CRC Evans bolsters senior team with new head of group treasury

April 15th, 2024 by

CRC Evans, a leading provider of coating and welding services, has appointed Justin Shaw as head of group treasury.

Justin has extensive experience spanning 25 years in the financial management sector, focused on banking services, treasury, and corporate finance roles at a senior level within various commercial and highly regulated industries. He joins CRC Evans after 11-years at Australia-based ElectraNet, a key player in the clean energy sector.

Based in the company’s Edinburgh office, Justin will report to Phil Lanigan, CRC Evans’ chief financial officer. His wealth of knowledge will assist the company’s ambition to be a leading partner across the global energy and wider infrastructure sectors, and a proactive participant in the energy transition.

Commenting on the appointment Mr. Lanigan said “I am delighted to welcome Justin to the team. His experience, strategic expertise, and leadership will strengthen our financial operations, to ensure the effective management of our treasury functions and value creation across the global CRC Evans business”.

“We’re at an exciting point in our journey as a company, as we look to cement our reputation in emerging infrastructure and energy markets. I anticipate collaborating closely with Justin as we innovate our financial management and streamline our ways of working”.

Justin added “It is always exciting to contribute to the growth and success of a business that is expanding into new sectors and markets, by driving efficiency and supporting key strategic initiatives through informed financial decision-making.

“I look forward to being part of CRC Evans’ growth journey and working with Phil and the wider team”.

Key appointment bolsters CRC Evans Americas Onshore coating division

January 23rd, 2024 by

CRC Evans has appointed Brett Planzer as the new Head of Field Joint Coating Projects and Services, for its Americas Onshore business.

Brett, whose expertise in coating technical service and supply has been previously utilised by the CRC Evans Americas Onshore team, will provide much needed leadership in a key growth area of our business. With an extensive knowledge of our equipment and epoxies and thorough understanding of current industry practices, as well as a strong background in driving quality assurance initiatives and improvements that benefit overall project performance, Brett’s wealth of experience will help to ensure that our customers have access to best-in-class advice and service capability.

Roger Spee, President of CRC Evans’ Americas Onshore business said: “Brett’s appointment brings an enormous advantage to our business. With his deep understanding of the field joint coating market Brett can support CRC Evans Americas Onshore to enhance our pipelines offering, working with existing customers while actively pursuing opportunities in markets that are outside of our current scope.

“I am delighted to welcome Brett to the team and look forward to working closely with him over the coming year. His industry knowledge and experience will be vital to our near and long-term business objectives.”

Commenting on his role, Brett said “I am excited to be taking on this role at CRC Evans at such an important time for the business. CRC Evans is a company with exceptional in-house capabilities, and a reputation for delivering safe and effective solutions for its customers.”

“I look forward to working closely with Roger and the team to extend CRC Evans already impressive service offering and delivering a truly integrated solutions package for customers in the region.”

CRC Evans is a market leader in the provision of welding and coating services, technologies and high-performance equipment for the global energy and wider infrastructure sectors.

CRC Evans positions for growth with key Americas appointment

January 15th, 2024 by

CRC Evans, a leader in the provision of welding and coating services, technologies and high-performance solutions, has appointed Robbert Reddering as Sales Manager for our Americas Offshore business.

Robbert’s appointment supports a move to strengthen the company’s position in the Americas energy and wider infrastructure markets, renewing focus on CRC Evans’ welding fabrication and custom coating capability and actively pursuing opportunities outside of the company’ core market to drive growth. Robbert’s wealth of knowledge and experience, and successful track record from over 15-years in various operational and business development roles, will help to broaden CRC Evans’ customer base across the region.

Tony Pontefract, President for Americas Offshore, said: “CRC Evans is a market leader in the Americas region, and our team in Katy is delighted to welcome Robbert onboard to support our core pipelines welding and coating business as well as the growth of our integrated fabrication and custom coating service, which offers significant growth opportunities for our business.

“He will also be key to our diversification efforts, helping to grow our presence in offshore wind, LNG, hydrogen and carbon capture. CRC Evans’ pioneering solutions can be adapted to meet the needs of customers across the renewables and infrastructure sectors, to help solve industry challenges.”

Commenting on his appointment, Robbert, said: “This is an exciting time to join the CRC Evans business. There is significant potential in wider energy and infrastructure markets, where focus on our strong heritage, and welding and coating expertise, can steer the business towards new growth opportunities.

“I look forward to sharing CRC Evans’ solid reputation and track record with new customers in the company’s target markets.”

CRC Evans inspection business sold to strategic buyer

January 11th, 2024 by

CRC Evans is pleased to announce that it has signed an agreement for the Sale of its Quantive Group inspection business, for an undisclosed sum, with completion expected to formally take place in January.

Proceeds from the divestment significantly enhance CRC Evans’ capital position, which will support the company’s growth and strengthen focus on its core welding and coating service delivery. The move is aligned with the Group’s overall strategy and reinforces CRC Evans’ commitment to becoming the preferred partner for the evolving global energy and wider infrastructure sectors.

For the buyer, the acquisition of Quantive Group helps to consolidate its standing in the inspection market. Both companies are market leaders with complementary core competencies and customer-centric approach with a strong foundation in operational excellence and safety, which will help to ensure a seamless transition and uninterrupted service and support for clients.

The Transaction comprises the Sale by CRC Evans of its shareholdings in the Quantive Group LLC, together with associated subsidiaries.

CRC Evans appoints Leon Dashwood as Strategic Growth Director

November 16th, 2023 by

CRC Evans is pleased to announce the appointment of Leon Dashwood as Strategic Growth Director, further strengthening the company’s senior leadership team.

Reporting to CEO, Frederic Castrec, and a member of the Group’s Executive Committee, Mr. Dashwood will play a key role in delivering CRC Evans’ growth strategy. He will work closely with senior leaders to drive business development activities related to new opportunities and markets, accelerating the company’s growth and diversification plans and positioning CRC Evans as a market leader across the global energy and wider infrastructure sectors.

Commenting on his appointment Mr Dashwood said “It is a very exciting time to join the CRC Evans business, when there is tremendous scope to expand our offering. There is a growing demand for clean energy solutions and CRC Evans has teams in strategic locations, fully operational and ready to support our customers on a truly global scale.

“I look forward to working with Frederic to capitalise on the company’s proven track record and strengthen our foothold in the evolving energy markets.”

Frederic Castrec, CRC Evans CEO, said: “Leon is a strong addition to the CRC Evans leadership team. His input and experience will help to grow our global market position and extend our specialist welding and coating services, technologies, and high-performance equipment across new sectors in the growing energy and infrastructure markets.

“I look forward to working with Leon as we implement effective strategies to ensure that we can meet our ambitious growth plans.”

Mr Dashwood brings a wealth of experience and expertise from 17 years in the global energy sector. He previously held the position of Regional Managing Director for Enerpac Tool Group (NYSE – EPAC), a leading industrial tools and service business based in Dubai, overseeing sales and operations across the Middle East, North Africa and Caspian regions.

CRC Evans strengthens commitment to Americas with key appointment

September 19th, 2023 by

CRC Evans has strengthened its commitment to the Americas region with the appointment of Kyle Barnard as Commercial Development Manager, based in our Houston office. Kyle joins CRC Evans at a pivotal time, as the company, as it expands the delivery of its market-leading welding and coating solutions across four key sectors: oil and gas; renewables; nuclear and infrastructure.

Kyle’s appointment supports CRC Evans’ drive to strengthen its market position in North and South America, whilst continuing to support the global delivery of vital energy infrastructure. Kyle has been instrumental to the successful execution of various major pipeline and renewable energy projects across North America, and brings a wealth of experience and knowledge from more than 11 years in the energy industry,

Roger Spee, President for CRC Evans’ Americas Onshore business said: “CRC Evans is recognised as a market leader in the delivery of onshore pipelines across North and South America and has the experience and knowledge to support new markets such as renewables, where there are significant growth opportunities for our business.

“Kyle will work alongside a passionate and highly skilled team where he will play a key role in growing our presence in our core markets, whilst leveraging our strengths and capabilities across these new sectors. I look forward to working with Kyle as we enhance our delivery for customers in the region.”

Commenting on his appointment, Kyle, said: “This is a very exciting time to join the CRC Evans business. Renowned as a pioneer in the onshore pipelines industry, CRC Evans has the capability to offer innovative solutions within the emerging new energy sector.

“I’m delighted to be part of the company’s growth journey and look forward to building on CRC Evans’ strong reputation and track record by continuing to meet and exceed the needs of our customers.”

Welcoming new apprentices in Scotland

January 2nd, 2023 by

We were delighted to welcome nine apprentice welders to our facility in Kintore this week.

This first intake of apprentices by our business in Scotland comes at a revolutionary time in the company’s history and shows a tremendous investment in the future of our business and the industry as a whole.

As an organisation, we are very proud to commit to the Young Person’s Guarantee and join employers across Scotland in creating the best opportunities we can for young people.

Our new apprentices were given a comprehensive induction day which included a meeting with their apprenticeship mentors, and a tour of our state-of-the-art facility in Kintore, where they got to see some of our industry-leading technology in action.

Of these nine apprentices, six will be studying at the University of Highlands and Islands Campus in Inverness, and three will study through North East Scotland College in Fraserburgh.

We very much look forward to supporting our new team members as they commence their careers.