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Petrotechnics Grows its Senior Business Development and Consulting Team to Meet Global Market Demand

Aberdeen, United Kingdom—19 December 2013 - Petrotechnics, the global leader for transforming frontline Operational Performance and Lowering Operational Risk for Hazardous Industries, announces the expansion of its Business Development and Consultancy capabilities with the appointment of senior business consultant, Steve Holbrey and senior account manager Andy Smith. The new appointees add further expertise to the company’s world class business consultancy team.

Andy Smith and Steve Holbrey have been appointed to accelerate sales and consulting activities across Petrotechnics’ traditional markets in Oil and Gas as well as in new fields including transport, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing and chemicals.    

Andy Smith
Andy Smith

Andy Smith brings a PHD in Environmental Sciences and Engineering and over 10 years of experience working within EHS. He has worked intimately in the Petrochemical and Chemical industry for leading companies including GE Analytical Instruments, GE Water & Process and Gensuite.

Steve Holbrey has served as Engineering and Solutions architect and has over 20 years of pre-sales, consultancy and implementations experience working with market leading companies including Siemens PDS and Schneider Electric.

“For well over a decade Petrotechnics has been at the forefront of supporting companies in hazardous industries to optimize production efficiency and lower operational risk.  Our Proscient solution empowers better cross functional collaboration across planning, engineering, maintenance and operations departments to improve work prioritisation by building execution and risk management into the plan,” said David Bleackley, Vice-President of Sales at Petrotechnics.  “Steve and Andy are exactly the kind of people with a proven track record of bringing clarity to complexity as well as facilitating decision making with clients to ensure best value is delivered for the organisation. We’re pleased to have them on-board,” added Bleackley.

Petrotechnics continues to build out world class sales leadership and consultancy talent with a proven track record of delivering industry operational solutions with innovative technologies.  With these appointments, Petrotechnics is well positioned for accelerated world-wide growth across 2014 and 2015.

About Petrotechnics
Petrotechnics was founded with a vision to keep more people safe in hazardous industries.  We help companies improve their production efficiency and lower operational risk.  With more than 15 years of experience helping customers transform their frontline operations with our award winning products and services, we know first-hand many of the operational challenges your organization faces.

We provide easy to use world class scalable solutions that empower organisations in hazardous industries optimize how they manage workload against risk according to policy across your organization. Our software systems have served as the cornerstone for more than 22 companies across 385 sites on 6 continents and more than 50,000 users to optimize how they manage workload against risk according to policy. Our customers see tangible hard ROI in the form of fewer unplanned shutdowns, faster turnarounds, reduced maintenance backlog, reduction in permit & contractor wait time and of course improved management of operational risk.  Our background, track record and passion about keeping people safe can help you be more successful whether it’s a single plant or a global implementation.  Petrotechnics is based in Aberdeen, UK and offices in Houston, Saudi Arabia, and Singapore. To find out more, visit: