Best known for founding and building 2H Offshore, Steve joins Magma from Acteon Group Ltd., where he was Vice President and Principal Director of its riser engineering company 2H. With almost 30 years experience in subsea equipment and riser systems design, he graduated from Newcastle Upon Tyne University and then worked for Vickers Offshore, John Brown and Cameron Offshore Engineering where he was predominantly involved in the detail design of riser systems and riser EPC contracts. In 1993 he was jointly responsible for setting up the company 2H where, as a Director, he has driven the business in riser system and subsea hardware design and analysis.
Comments Martin Jones, Magma Global’s CEO: ” We are delighted that Steve has decided to take on this important role at Magma. We have worked closely with him for several years and have been impressed with his breadth of knowledge, experience and grasp of the positive impact m-pipe will have in solving some of the challenges facing subsea exploration and production. We expect Steve to have a significant influence over our development and delivery of m-pipe, our strategic direction and growth.”
Commenting on his appointment, Steve said: “It is an exciting time to be joining Magma; my experience at 2H and wider industry relationships will give a great foundation to help move the business forward very rapidly.”
“I believe m-pipe offers the potential for a significant improvement in the way we design, manufacture, install and operate critical riser systems. It’s time for us to look to new materials to solve some of the tough challenges the offshore industry faces; materials which will reduce risk and installed cost of riser systems.”
Steve will take up his new role on 5 September 2011.