UK-based wellhead and valve maintenance specialist form Simmons Edeco has promoted Mark Hunt to the newly created position of Operations manager for its European base of operations in Great Yarmouth, England.

In his new role, Hunt is responsible for overseeing the strategic development of operations initiatives, including plans to expand globally.

With 31 years in the oil and gas industry,Mr Hunt has a solid background in operations, with particular emphasis on project management and mechanical engineering.

After joining the company in 2003, he worked in various roles and served most recently as Centrica Contract supervisor for Simmons Edeco in Great Yarmouth.

Previously, he served as a mechanical technician for seven years with Kvaerner Oil & Gas.