Ashtead Appoints Regional Director To Drive Growth

Announced Date :  Sep 13, 2017


Global subsea equipment specialists, Ashtead Technology has strengthened its leadership team with the appointment of Brett Lestrange as UK regional director.
Bringing more than 25 years’ experience in the subsea industry, Lestrange will lead Ashtead’s UK sales and technical team to drive growth and support the company as it continues to innovate against a low oil price environment.

Based in Aberdeen, Lestrange joins Ashtead from HCS Control Systems where he held the position of chief executive officer and developed the business as a service-led subsea manufacturing company, expanding its customer base locally and internationally.

Prior to this, he was a founding partner of Frontrow Energy Partners and held a number of senior and technical positions at Expro Group, including head of subsea.

Originally from Sydney, Australia, Lestrange began his career in the oil and gas industry in 1992, when he joined Woodside Offshore Petroleum as a graduate engineer.

Allan Pirie, chief executive of Ashtead said: “Brett’s appointment further strengthens the Aberdeen based team as the business continues to expand its service offering to support our customers’ ever more complex challenges.”

“Brett brings a wealth of engineering expertise and a proven track-record in delivering customer focussed cost effective solutions which is our key goal.”

Commenting on his appointment, Mr Lestrange added: “Ashtead is known for delivering expertise to meet the exact needs of its customers in an increasingly challenging market.

“The company is well positioned to build on its heritage with innovative thinking, cutting-edge technology and services. I am pleased to be joining such an experienced and knowledgeable team and I look forward to playing a role in its future successes.”

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