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The North East’s leading product manufacturer and global supplier of fire, blast and heat hazard solutions – Mech-Tool Engineering (MTE) - has bolstered its senior management team following a series of new business appointments.

Based in Darlington, the company has appointed a Group Sales and Business Development Director, a Group Proposals Manager and a Group Procurement Manager. This follows on from the recent announcement of Anthony G Jones stepping into the role of Managing Director.

John Robson - the newly appointed Group Sales & Business Development Director - has joined the team at MTE from the United Arab Emirates office of Larsen and Toubro where he was Global Business Development Director. He has extensive experience in the oil and gas industry specialising in offshore and onshore fabrication and construction on subsea production and marine service projects.

In addition, the company’s new Proposals Manager, Kevin Lowder, will be responsible for delivering clear and robust proposal submissions to new and existing clients with respect to all technical, commercial and operational aspects for both fire and blast and modular projects across the globe. With a predominant background

in fabrication and manufacturing, Kevin possesses more than 25 years’ experience in the industry, having held

senior positions with major industry players including Weatherford, Nigerdock PLC and Lamprell.

Established in 1969, MTE has UK offices and manufacturing facilities in Darlington and Middleborough, Aberdeen and global offices in, Houston, UAE, Malaysia and India and fabrication facilities (MTK) in South Korea.

The company has four distinct business units; Design Consultancy, Fire and Blast, Modular Solutions and HVAC solutions – working from initial design and consultation right through to manufacture of turnkey solutions and assistance with on-site installation. It boasts an impressive client portfolio working with the leading oil and gas, process and renewable energy operators, engineering houses and construction yards globally.

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