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International subsea equipment rental and solutions specialist Ashtead Technology has appointed Phil Middleton as Survey and Robotics Director.

The appointment underlines the company’s strategic growth plans as it looks to further strengthen its market leading position internationally for its survey and robotics service line.

Mr Middleton brings a wealth of experience to the role having held various senior positions in the subsea technology sector, most recently with MacArtney Group where he was UK Managing Director. Prior to that, Phil was Group Managing Director at Seatronics, a post he held for over five years during his 17 years with the business.

In his new role, Phil will work with the senior management and regional teams to further strengthen existing capability across Ashtead Technology’s core markets and drive forward the company’s ambitious growth strategy.

Allan Pirie, Ashtead Technology’s CEO, said: “Attracting someone of Phil’s calibre into the business is a great endorsement of our strategy and ambition. He has strong industry experience, as well as considerable knowledge of the subsea equipment rentals sector which will complement the talent, expertise and capabilities of our existing team.  

“Phil’s appointment will help accelerate the delivery of our growth plans as we continue to enhance our capabilities and expand our technology and service offering across all key offshore energy markets to support our customers globally.”

Phil Middleton, Ashtead Technology’s Survey and Robotics Director, said: “Ashtead Technology is an ambitious company with a first-class reputation. Through strategic acquisition and ongoing investment in people and new technologies, the company has significantly enhanced its expertise, subsea equipment rental fleet and service offering over the years to become the market-leader in its field.

“I am thrilled to be joining the talented team at Ashtead Technology and playing a key part in the next stage of its growth.”