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Swire Energy Services appoints new Operations Manager for Middle East and North Africa

Posted 17 Oct 2022

Swire Energy Services (SES) announces the appointment of Wayne Charles as Operations Manager for SES’ Middle East and North Africa region (MENA). Wayne joins the Middle East team from the UK and will be based in Dubai.

Prior to his appointment, Wayne joined SES in 2004 as a Fabricator/Welder and has held several roles over his 18 years with the company. Throughout his time with SES, Wayne has had many opportunities for progression and extension of his role, with him leading a team, managing projects, and overseeing the rental yard. Most recently he was Services Manager in Aberdeen, ensuring that customer fabrication and refurbishment projects were delivered to the highest standards. Wayne also has extensive experience within the energy industry with a deep understanding of DNV, NORSOK and NOGEPA standards, extending his exposure to all aspects of operations.

Wayne was presented with the opportunity to become the new MENA Operational Manager role in Dubai. In this new role, Wayne will oversee operations in the Middle East, working with external partners and suppliers to ensure SES continues to deliver the level of quality and service that its customers expece.

Commenting on his appointment, Wayne Charles said; “As Swire Energy Services continue to evolve, I look forward to supporting this with my current knowledge base and experience as well as my drive and enthusiasm for further personal development.

It has given me the opportunity to return to my roots by taking on the role as Operations Manager, overseeing the requirement for the quick dynamic responses for the fleet repairs and refurbishment, as well as the highly detailed and rigorous compliance planning associated with modifications, upgrades, refurbishment, and new builds to external customers’ requirements.”

Nick Coaton, General Manager for MENA said, “We are delighted to have Wayne on board. It’s great to have such an experienced, customer focused and reliable person to support the significant growth in the region. I’m a great believer in developing internal talent and Wayne is a prime example of this. I wish him the best of luck in his new role.”