Severn strengthens leadership to face future with confidence



Valve engineering specialist Severn Glocon Group has made strategic changes to its executive leadership team following investment from Blue Water Energy at the start of the year.

CEO Colin Findlay has selected six key individuals to join him in steering the business through the challenging times resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic. These include three external appointments and three internal promotions.

Operating at a Group level are Jacqueline Hills who takes the newly created role of General Counsel and Chief Commercial Officer Rhys Jones. These high-calibre individuals bring a wealth of industry experience and specialist knowledge to their respective roles.

They are joined by David Brennan who has been appointed Managing Director across Severn Glocon’s Gloucester headquarters, Severn Glocon Aberdeen and Brighouse-based Severn Unival. He will focus on maximising synergies between these business units which develop innovative valve engineering solutions and products for new and established plant worldwide.

Existing employees Matt Capell, Rob Green and Wyndham Meredith have been promoted to new roles. Capell becomes Chief Financial Officer and Green is now Product Director, with a global Group-wide remit. Meredith takes the role of Plant Director for Severn’s small bore subsea valve business LB Bentley.  

Findlay says his strong and committed leadership team has got the necessary skills and determination to drive progress at Severn despite the market challenges:

“We are facing unprecedented and unusual times; businesses all over the world are reeling from the impact of Covid-19. Our primary market, the oil and gas sector, has been hit particularly hard. Nevertheless, we are confident about the future and I am proud to have these six leaders working alongside me. Together we have implemented new measures to ensure our valve products and engineering services deliver maximum value to end users. Focusing on technical excellence and continual improvement enables us to work in partnership with our customers as they align operations with the ‘new normal’ in the wake of Covid-19.”

Severn Glocon Group is headquartered in the UK with manufacturing facilities in Gloucester, Stroud and Brighouse as well as an Aberdeen facility dedicated to traded valve products and engineering services for North Sea operators. It also has a large factory in Chennai and an extensive international footprint spanning all key oil and gas markets from the Middle East and Africa to Australia and South America.

The Group received a multi-million pound investment from energy investor Blue Water Energy in January 2020 to drive expansion and new product development. For more information on Severn Glocon Group, visit https://www.severnglocon.com/


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