A leading north-east engineering solutions specialist, SengS, has unveiled a highly respected industry figure as managing director.
Based at the company’s Ellon facility, David Benison brings nearly 30 years’ experience in senior management roles following a successful career across the subsea division of global energy services firm Aker Solutions.
Most recently, David was head of subsea lifecycle services where he had responsibility for the service and maintenance of subsea and topside equipment for installed base assets on the UKCS.
SengS was acquired in November 2016 by Pryme Group, a leading provider of integrated manufacturing solutions to clients across the oil and gas, aerospace and defence industries. The business is headquartered in Dundee and has operations across the UK.
David, who brings a wealth of expertise in subsea controls and subsea production systems, has taken on the key strategic role to drive continued growth in the subsea market through provision of engineering consultancy, mechanical and hydraulic assembly and specialist high pressure and environmental testing.
He was born in Glasgow and moved to the north-east in 1990 to begin a role with FSSL, which later became Kvaerner Oilfield Products, before progressing through the amalgamated company, Aker Kvaerner, and, ultimately, Aker Solutions, where he managed multi-disciplined teams across various international locations.
David Benison said: “I’m pleased to have taken on this important strategic role at such an exciting time for SengS and look forward to the chance to strengthen relationships with our customer base, develop the brand identity and identify new opportunities for growth.
“Working alongside the wider Pryme Group, the potential is there to grow SengS into a serious player within the wider subsea sector; building upon the investment made to strengthen the business’ existing capabilities over recent years.”
Angus Gray, CEO at Pryme Group, added: “We are pleased to welcome someone with David’s leadership skills and commercial acumen to help drive the business forward in line with growing confidence in the oil and gas sector.
“David’s expertise and extensive network across the oil and gas industry will create opportunities for the business to move up the supply chain and deal directly with operators and other top-tier customers more frequently.”
Based at the Balmacassie Commercial Park, SengS provides engineering, testing, control and hydraulic systems and tooling for clients primarily in the energy industry. The business has invested £4.4million over the past five years in developing its 9,817 sq ft test facility.
Since 2012, the company has successfully delivered more than 600 projects across multiple disciplines for clients in the North Sea, Norway, Azerbaijan, the Middle East and West Africa.