Aberdeen-based oil and wind electrical specialist appoints new joint MD in USA

The AEL management team; Alan Mackie, Michael Brown, Graeme Mackie, Kris Radomski and Mark Goonan.
The AEL management team (from left); Alan Mackie, Michael Brown, Graeme Mackie, Kris Radomski and Mark Goonan.

An Aberdeen specialist which provides electrical products and services to the onshore, offshore, renewable, petrochemical, marine and industrial sectors has set its sights on further international growth by refreshing its management team in Scotland and the USA.

As part of the move, AEL founder Graeme Mackie and son Alan now share the title of Joint Managing Director, with Alan also relocating to Houston to head up the company’s US operations

The announcement follows a recent relocation by AEL to larger American premises in a move which is providing a springboard for growth throughout the region served from the Houston hub.

Meanwhile, Mark Goonan, who joined the company in 2006 and has worked across all departments, has taken on the role of Operations Director, while Michael Brown has been named Sales Supervisor after five years with the company having joined as a trainee and progressed through the ranks.

In addition, Kris Radomski has been promoted into the new role of Logistics Supervisor.  All three will be based at AEL’s global headquarters in Aberdeen.

Alan Mackie commented: “We have been consistently busy in the US throughout 2016, so the time is right for me to be there full-time to drive forward this growing region for us. 

“Houston provides an important gateway to global markets and I look forward to working with our US team to ensure efficiency of service for current and future clients.”

AEL marked 35 years in business last year and recently celebrated Investors in People accreditation at silver level, a year after the company achieved Investors in Young People accreditation.

Rob Bain
Rob Bain

Meanwhile, new technology from oil and gas services provider Paradigm Flow Services – also based in Aberdeen – has secured a series of new contracts in the Gulf of Mexico.

Managing Director Rob Bain said the company’s Flexi-Coil system is now operating on a hat trick of projects from its Houston, USA, base for a variety of new international operator clients. 

Flexi-Coil can maximise asset productivity by providing a cost-effective method for the remediation of blockages and restrictions to process flow, whilst production is online and with a reach up to 15 miles or 82,000 feet. 


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