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Dominion Gas Management Restructure To Aid Growth

8 October 2008

08 October 2008

Leading figure in the logistics sector supporting the North Sea oil and gas industry, Doug Crighton will join Dominion Gas as managing director effective from November 3rd 2008.

Scotland's only oilfield service company supplying the full range of diving, welding, industrial, laboratory, test and calibration gases plus specialist equipment, Dominion Gas is re-structuring at senior management level to enable more focus on future business priorities in the UK and overseas.

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

Dominion Gas CEO, George Yule, said, “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.”

Mr Crighton said, “I'm looking forward to a new challenge at Dominion Gas, where I will be looking after the management of day-to-day business activities, thereby enabling CEO George Yule to be more focused on business growth objectives both here in the UK and internationally.”

Mr Crighton's 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 £5 million turnover in 2006 to over £20 million turnover in 2008 and from having 1 site in the UK to 6 sites internationally, increasing the workforce from 32 to 80 staff.

The restructure also sees the appointment of Russell Davies as projects director, formerly of IBM and ExxonMobil he will be responsible for taking overall ownership and management of the ongoing projects associated with the company's growth – both in the UK and internationally.

Neil Potter, formerly of RB Farquhar, will take 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 with effect from early November 2008.

Mr 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.”