Multiple Milestones for ROMAR International in 20th Anniversary Year
SWARF management specialists, ROMAR International, have announced changes to their Board and Executive Leadership team following the Retirement of CEO Robert Stables as part of a planned succession strategy. Effective from the 3rd April 2020, former COO Malcolm Mackenzie will take the reins as CEO, bringing more than 25 years’ experience in the Oil and Gas Industry to the ROMAR International Board of Directors. Current CEO, Robert Stables informed the Board in 2019 of his intention to retire as CEO by mid-2020. The Board completed a phased succession process, to announce a successor by the end of Q1 2020 and were delighted to recruit from within, a suitable candidate with a strong track record in the industry and the company’s growth to date. Before joining ROMAR International in 2012, Malcolm spent much of his time with MI SWACO, working in several roles and with a wide range of clients. As CEO, Malcolm now joins the Board of ROMAR International Limited and will be responsible for leading the ongoing growth of ROMAR in its 20th year of business.
Speaking of his appointment, Malcolm said “With our 20th Anniversary just around the corner, ROMAR enjoys a strong position in the market, and I am delighted to have the opportunity to continue this growth. Rob has been involved with ROMAR for over six years, leading the company through some of the toughest times that we have seen in the Oil and Gas industry. During his tenure, the company has grown to be one of the world’s largest providers of Swarf Handling services in the Oil and Gas sector and I would like to thank him for his tireless efforts and endeavour to deliver positive change which will further embed and enable the values he has instilled in both the company and me during this transition phase.”
Speaking of his decision and the Board’s appointment to the role, Robert said: “I have enjoyed a highly rewarding career working with major operators and ground-breaking projects and our 20th Anniversary is a fitting milestone to make my departure. I am particularly proud of ROMAR, its people and its products, and its continued growth and development during tough times is a testament to these factors. I have no doubt Malcolm will successfully continue to build on this. As well as significant operational experience, Malcolm has demonstrated great leadership, supporting me throughout and has developed a strong cultural sensitivity and awareness of wider stakeholder requirements, including industry bodies, which I know he will be put to good use”.
Robert remains a shareholder and is actively involved with the leadership of the company, ensuring a smooth handover before leaving the organisation, with a solid foundation and a strong, committed team who will ensure that performance is maintained throughout and beyond the leadership transition.