EFC Group, a designer and manufacturer of instrumentation, monitoring, handling and control systems for the global oil and gas industry, has appointed Anand Puthran as its managing director, a newly created role for the company.
Anand joins Electro-Flow Controls with more than 15 years’ experience working in the oil and gas industry in managerial positions. Anand most recently spent time with ABB in Workington where he managed the product manufacturing unit and center of excellence for ABB’s measurement product offerings to oil and gas clients.
Prior to this, he spent seven years based in Aberdeen as the director of operations and central services for Online Electronics Ltd, where he led strategic projects to support continuing business growth.
He also holds an MBA from the Aberdeen Business School and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing.
In his new role, Anand will be focusing on preparing the group for further sustained growth, building upon the £14million manufacturing backlog. This will be delivered through the development of management systems and strengthening performance on project delivery experience and results, which is a critical factor for EFC’s clients in today’s market place.
Commenting on his appointment, Anand said: “I am delighted to take on the responsibility as the new managing director of EFC Group. It is an exciting challenge and I am confident the EFC team will comfortably deliver the group’s objectives. ”
Commenting on the appointment, CEO of EFC Group Bob Will said: “Anand has joined us with a high degree of industry experience and I am confident he will be a real asset to the company. It is crucial that the correct team is in place to achieve our long term objectives. The evolution of EFC Group has set us on track to exceed our target of £30million turnover by 2016, we need to continue to develop our business and service offering to ensure that this is achieved.”
Growth is planned to continue, cementing EFC’s track record as the leading global Managed Pressure Drilling (MPD) controls expert, along with the launch of new product offerings for the company’s subsea and drilling package and instrumentation product lines.