New managing director for SengS

Pryme Group CEO Angus Gray with SengS managing director David Benison
Pryme Group CEO Angus Gray with SengS managing director David Benison

An Ellon-based engineering solutions firm has welcomed its new managing director.

SengS recently unveiled the new addition to the team as David Benison, a highly respected industry figure.

David brings nearly 30 years of experience in senior management roles following a successful career across the subsea division of global energy services firm Aker Solutions.

Most recently, David was head of subsea lifecycle services where he had responsibility for the service and maintenance of subsea and topside equipment for installed base assets on the UKCS.

SengS was acquired in November 2016 by Pryme Group, a leading provider of integrated manufacturing solutions to clients across the oil and gas, aerospace and defence industries. The business is headquartered in Dundee and has operations across the UK.

David, who brings a wealth of expertise in subsea controls and subsea production systems, has taken on the key strategic role to drive continued growth in the subsea market through provision of engineering consultancy, mechanical and hydraulic assembly and specialist high pressure and environmental testing.

He was born in Glasgow and moved to the north-east in 1990 to begin a role with FSSL, which later became Kvaerner Oilfield Products, before progressing through the amalgamated company, Aker Kvaerner, and, ultimately, Aker Solutions, where he managed multi-disciplined teams across various international locations.

David said: “I’m pleased to have taken on this important strategic role at such an exciting time for SengS and look forward to the chance to strengthen relationships with our customer base, develop the brand identity and identify new opportunities for growth.

“Working alongside the wider Pryme Group, the potential is there to grow SengS into a serious player within the wider subsea sector; building upon the investment made to strengthen the business’ existing capabilities over recent years.”