Dominion Gas has revealed its latest business development, appointing prominent North Sea oil & gas industry professional Doug Crighton to the position of Managing Director.

Effective as of 3rd November 2008, the move marks a significant step forward for the Scottish gases company as it looks to develop its business both in the UK and internationally throughout 2009 and beyond.

Dominion Gas is re-structuring at senior management level to enable more focus on future business priorities in the UK and overseas.

The restructure also sees the appointment of Russell Davies as Projects Director, formerly of IBM and ExxonMobil.

Dominion Gas has indicated it is looking to expand its business operations in the oil & gas industry, building on successful business in the UK, Norway, West Africa and the Caspian.

CEO George Yule explained, “Doug has extensive management experience in the oilfield sector, and his career has largely involved transportation, logistics, movement and storage of assets and property development for and on behalf of a number of major oil operators in various locations.”

“He will be based in our Aberdeen office, but with a remit to look after the needs of our existing operations in the UK, Norway, West Africa and the Caspian. This is a key appointment that allows us to grow the business even further heading into 2009 and beyond.”

Aggressive objectives
The managerial restructuring will also see Neil Potter, formerly of RB Farquhar, taking up the role of Financial Director from Bryan Park. who will move upwards into his new role as Chief Financial Officer for the group. All changes are effective from early November 2008.

Reflecting on the changes and the company’s future growth ambitions, Yule concluded, “With the integration of these key appointments into the existing management structure, I believe Dominion Gas is well placed to deliver a very aggressive set of business objectives both in the UK and internationally over the next few years.”

Crighton joins the company from Peterson SBS (formerly SBS Logistics), where he spent 10 years, most recently as a director and deputy managing director covering various business locations.

His appointment comes as part of a management restructure, with the aim of enabling the company to further progress its already successful rapid international growth.

Dominion Gas has risen from £5m turnover in 2006 to over £20m turnover in 2008 and, from having 1 site in the UK to 6 sites internationally.