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Oxford Flow expands global reach with trio of senior hires

Oxford, UK and Houston, TX, 14 August 2018Oxford Flow, the pressure control equipment specialist for the oil and gas, water and industrial process industries, is bolstering its team with three senior hires for the US and Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). The appointments will enable the company to grow its market share across the regions.

Howard Williams has been appointed as Group Business Development Director to spearhead the company’s global sales efforts across the oil, gas and water markets. He joins Oxford Flow from Rotork, a flow control provider, where he spent three decades establishing an impressive track record for driving sales and growth across all product divisions. Operating from the company’s Oxford headquarters, he will lead the business development team as it expands into new geographies.

Williams will be joined by David Smith as Business Development Director for North America. Based in Houston, his appointment marks Oxford Flow’s first US employee – a key milestone in the company’s internationalisation. With 15 years’ oil and gas experience, most recently with oil and gas torque specialist Empire Torque Tools, and pressure control equipment provider, LinRich Solutions, he will be responsible for building Oxford Flow’s profile with operators and service companies in the US.

Neil Poxon, CEO of Oxford Flow, says: “These appointments signify a major step forward in our evolution. As we switch our strategy from product development to revenue generation, we need a high calibre team to capture the market for Pressure Reducing Valves (PRVs). Our technology drastically reduces maintenance costs over a project’s lifecycle. And that’s what matters to operators the world over – safe, reliable and cost-effective solutions.”

In addition, Jawaad Aziz has been hired to oversee business development for EMEA. Having lived and worked in the UAE for eight years, Aziz will leverage his local knowledge and established network to drive lead generation in the region.

Williams adds: “It’s incredibly exciting to be involved with such an innovative company that is changing the way we think about and use pressure control technology. Oxford Flow is truly transforming the PRV landscape – producing valves that are significantly lighter, smaller and more reliable than anything the market has seen before. That technology, combined with an ambitious and experienced team, forms a fantastic platform to grow the brand worldwide.”

Published: 14-08-2018

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