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Well-Centric is led by a senior management team with significant breadth and depth of experience in the oilfield sector including specialist skills in technology development, commercialisation, engineering plus onshore and offshore services.

Malcolm Adam

Malcolm Adam
Sales Director

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Malcolm leads Well-Centric’s Asset Rentals division and is responsible for client relations, business development and the provision of a range of asset classes to meet customer requirements. Malcolm works alongside our maintenance and integrity services and engineering services teams to ensure we offer a range of solutions to customers, including our growing technology portfolio.

Malcolm built his career in a variety of technical and business development roles with Halliburton, Petroline, Baker Hughes, Zeroth Technology and Weatherford. Prior to joining Well-Centric he held the position of Senior Business Development Manager at Omega Well Interventions, where he was responsible for key customer accounts and business growth in the UK and the Middle East.

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John Bain

John Bain
Services Manager

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John looks after the day-to-day management of the company’s offshore personnel and workshop staff. John has worked in the oil and gas industry for over 30 years during which time he has accumulated a wealth of experience spanning both offshore and onshore activity. John worked as a Well Service Supervisor for Shell’s offshore operations before joining Cairntoul. There, as Operations Director, he led a team responsible for the management of Shell’s and other operators’ assets and latterly took on the role of General Manager.

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Liz Bruce

Liz Bruce
Office Manager

Liz has been an integral part of Well-Centric since 2012. Her role as Office Manager extends to cover multiple facets of Finance, HR and IT. Liz has worked in the oil and gas industry since 1984 and prior to joining Well-Centric she held the position of Business Analyst in the drilling department at Amoco. This saw her based in Aberdeen, then in London and travelling internationally.

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Niall Cameron

Niall Cameron
QHSE and Business Systems Manager

As a QHSE specialist in the oil and gas industry, Niall has valuable knowledge of global industry regulations. He is responsible for implementing appropriate processes, audits and policies within Well-Centric and providing support and training to all staff to ensure compliance and continuous QHSE improvement. His role involves close liaison with all operational functions as well as HR and senior management.

Formerly, Niall was responsible for global compliance and HSE activities across multiple facilities with Impact Selector based in Aberdeen. Niall builds on this experience in his current role with Well-Centric. Niall has an MSc in International Business, Energy and Petroleum Studies and MA (Hons) in Economics and Finance.

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Graeme Coutts

Graeme Coutts
Director

Associated with successfully running both public and private enterprises, Graeme has over 35 years of industry experience. Most notably Graeme was the CEO of Expro, taking the business from public to private ownership in a multi-billion dollar deal in 2008. More recently he has played influential roles in Petrowell and Enovate and is currently a non-executive director of Stena Drilling and Chairman of EFC, CRE and BGF portfolio companies Spex Group and STATS Group.

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Stuart Ferguson

Stuart Ferguson
Chairman

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Oilfield services sector specialist, Stuart has almost thirty years of experience in the widest range of roles from small technology start-ups to senior executive and non-executive positions in large public companies. Previous industry experience includes BP Exploration, Expro International, Petroline Wellsystems and Weatherford International. Non-executive director roles include Aker Solutions, ASA and Zilift. Stuart is CEO of FrontRow Energy Technology Group which includes Pragma, Well-Centric, Well-Sense and ClearWELL.

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Mark Illingworth

Mark Illingworth
Commercial Director

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Mark has been with Well-Centric since 2012 and is responsible for driving the growth of the business. An experienced manager with Expro North Sea for over 30 years, Mark managed Expro’s wireline intervention service at global, regional and domestic levels. As Global Product Line Director - Wireline Intervention he was responsible for over 220 personnel. Mark also spent time with Expro Group Integrated Services (EGIS) as a Production Services Manager and Well Engineer and was also responsible for managing and delivering the HSEQ objectives for the wireline department globally.

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Matt Manning

Matt Manning
Engineering Manager

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Matt joined Well-Centric in 2014 and is responsible for managing the engineering department. Matt leads on all product development work and oversees the engineered solutions provided to our clients. Matt has a broad engineering background having worked on a range of products from scientific equipment detecting evidence of banned nuclear testing, advanced frack and gravel pack tools, to bespoke wellhead equipment. Matt has a Master’s Degree in Robotic Engineering and is a named inventor on a number of patents.

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Neil McGuinness

Neil McGuinness
Director

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Having trained with KPMG and qualified as a CA in 1993, Neil moved into industry in 1996 and worked with The Miller Group. Following a brief role in Care Homes at Four Seasons Healthcare plc, Neil spent 12 years as the Group FD of Kilmartin Property Group – a £1Billion property developer based in Edinburgh. His role included a variety of corporate structuring, tax planning, sales and acquisitions and a range of bank financing deals. In 2010, he became the COO of a superyacht designer based in London and the FD of a luxury hotel in St Barths. Neil is now the CFO of a number of oil and gas businesses within and associated with the FrontRow Group.

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Michael Scott

Michael Scott
Business Development Manager

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Michael joined Well-Centric in 2018 to support its growth strategy and will be focusing on the commercialisation of the company’s growing well integrity technology portfolio and further business expansion in global markets, notably the US, Middle East and Asia. Michael was formerly the technical sales manager for strategic projects at Babcock LGE. This followed an extensive business development and global engineering career which included leading Rig Control Products expansion in to Singapore. Michael has a Master’s Degree in Engineering, a diploma in Management Studies from The University of Aberdeen.

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Gary Smart

Gary Smart
CEO

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Gary Smart, Well-Centric’s Chief Executive Officer has 30 years’ industry experience. His breadth of knowledge has been gained through a variety of technical, commercial and operational management roles in drilling, subsea, production and completions. Prior to joining Well-Centric, Gary spent eight years at Tendeka where he served as Chief Executive Officer growing the business through organic technology development and acquiring and commercialising five venture capital backed early stage technology companies.

Prior to Tendeka, Gary spent eleven years at Weatherford International, latterly as Group Vice President of their Well Screen Technologies business, having previously worked with Petroline, NOV and Kvaerner FSSL. Gary is also the Chief Executive Officer of Pragma Well Technology, a FrontRow Energy Technology Group company.

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