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John, the Managing Director, is the founder and majority shareholder of Ocean Kinetics. Prior to starting the company he worked in engineering in oil and gas and aquaculture, mainly in the subsea sectors. He has lead Ocean Kinetics through 18 years of sustained growth and development and is still very much focused on continued expansion. John recently completed the MIT - Entrepreneurship Development Programme in Boston.
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Sharon graduated from The Robert Gordon University with a First Class Honours Degree in Accountancy and Finance. She began her professional career in the audit department of Baker Tilly where she qualified as a Chartered Accountant and spent nine years gaining an invaluable insight into business operations. She joined Ocean Kinetics in 2008 and has been instrumental in the financial management of the company's development.
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Mike qualified from the University of Hull with a First Class Honours Degree in Mechanical Engineering. He began his career working with MG Bennett & Associates in Rotherham, where he developed engineering solutions for specialist mechanical handling systems and the nuclear industry. He moved to Shetland in 2006 and then spent some years working at Sullom Voe Oil Terminal as a Project Engineer for Wood Group.
Marine Projects Director
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Michael joined the company in 1999 as Diving Supervisor and is now the Marine Projects Director. He qualified as a commercial diver in 1987 after serving a four year apprenticeship as a Shipwright working on vessels in dry dock. Over his career, Michael has worked on all types of diving projects and has overseen major projects throughout the UK and the Middle East.
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Graeme has been a fully coded welder for over thirty years with extensive experience of working in the petrochemical industry. He is also a qualified welding inspector to CSWIP 3:1. Graeme has been managing all Ocean Kinetics' projects on Sullom Voe Oil terminal for several years now. His encyclopaedic knowledge of the different sectors on site at Sullom Voe is second to none. This makes it much easier for operators to explain their requirements to the company and allows us to react and find solutions quickly and efficiently.
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Paul is one of Ocean Kinetics' most experienced managers with over 20 years’ service as a senior coded welder in the oil and gas industry. He has been with the company for sixteen years and was promoted from Workshop Supervisor to Production Manager some years ago. Paul has extensive on site experience at Sullom Voe Oil Terminal but is also a specialist in fish processing engineering having designed and delivered numerous successful projects throughout his career.
Health & Safety Manager
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David is qualified to Level 3 in NEBOSH Occupational Health and Safety. He is also an IEMA associate member and holds an IOSH Management Certificate. David looks after Health and Safety in the organisation and also prepares and manages third party audits and certification. He has successfully helped the company increase its FPAL scores year on year and has also been instrumental in Ocean Kinetics attaining the highest ever UVDB rating in its recent annual audit.
Business Development Manager
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Derek’s background is in the seafood industry where he spent many years as Managing Director at the pelagic company, Shetland Catch. Since then he has worked in business development in Iceland, UAE and West Africa. Derek heads up the Sales and Marketing function of the company and is helping Ocean Kinetics achieve its growth targets.
Stores & Materials Manager
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Vinny is a qualified tradesman in the construction industry. After gaining his qualification he progressed through various positions in this sector before entering management where he served in a variety of roles for different companies. During his career Vinny has attended numerous training courses and acquired a wealth of certification in relevant fields. Vinny is client focused and brings an extensive knowledge of parts and materials coupled with professional organisational skills.
Marine Projects Manager
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Roger joined the company in 2000 and is responsible for managing marine projects in Shetland. A time served welder fabricator and commercial diver he has extensive experience in all sectors of marine engineering and leads up the marine sector in the North of Scotland. Roger is a keen sailor and has competed at local, national and international levels.
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Clifford Hunter (or Cliffy as he is known), joined Ocean Kinetics in July 2001 after previously working for builders merchants Hay and Company. Cliffy helped set up Ocean Kinetics' stores and retail division. With an extensive knowledge of metal and steel, Cliffy is also on first name terms with just about every supplier in the country and now manages procurement for the company.
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Tara graduated from Edinburgh Napier University with an BA Honours Degree (2:1) in Business Studies. She joined the company in 2010 and with her knowledge of business operations was promoted to Payroll Manager. Her work includes ensuring that all employees and subcontractors are paid, checking all timesheets and invoices. Tara also administers the Ocean Kinetics Pension Scheme and all PAYE/CIS responsibilities.
Purchase Ledger Manager
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Liza joined Ocean Kinetics in 2013 and through her in-depth knowledge of our accounts and sales processes was promoted to Purchase Ledger Manager in 2016. Liza completed an HNC in accounting, completing a two year course in one year, winning the A9 Partnership Prize for an outstanding student in the process. She is continuing her professional development by pursuing a degree in Accountancy.