By DARA BUTTERFIELD
Energy-sector service group Glacier Energy has appointed experienced oil and gas chief Jim McAleese as managing director of its newly-formed heat transfer division.
McAleese, 51, will lead Glacier’s heat transfer repair and refurbishment services business, which was augmented with the acquisition of MSL Heat Transfer in late September – complementing its existing group company, Ross Offshore.
The appointment follows Glacier’s recent restructure to focus on its core capabilities on delivering specialist services for energy infrastructure globally.
Set up just three years go, Glacier Energy Services now has a staff of 225 people, with turnover for the financial year 2014 expected to top £30 million. It operates from industrial premises in Aberdeen, Glasgow, Singapore and Fife (Dalgety Bay and Methil).
The group supports operators and service companies on projects from the commissioning phase to full in-operations lifecycle of oil and gas platforms and vessels, wind farms and infrastructure in the energy and petrochemical industries.
Previously, McAleese had a lengthy career with Alderley Systems Ltd, most recently as managing director, with responsibility for leading company activities across the international energy sector. At Alderley he secured £20 million worth of new business.
Scott Martin, Executive Chairman, Glacier Energy Services, said: “Jim is a well-known name in energy with an outstanding track record managing major international work portfolios and securing high-value new business, he is a superb acquisition for the group.
“His substantial experience, from engineer to senior executive at the head of large-scale global companies, is an asset as we work hard to achieve our growth plans – he knows what it takes to secure increased turnover and improve operational and safety performance, while managing a highly skilled, dynamic workforce.”