PEAK Well Systems has appointed Aberdeen-based Neil Poxon as its global business development director, the downhole tools designer has announced.

Mr Poxon will be responsible for the company’s sales and business development activities, including marketing, in his new role with the company.

In its announcement, Peak said Mr Poxon’s industry experience meant he was well placed to provide strategic leadership to the company’s technical sales team and would make him a key member of the company’s executive management.

Peak Well Systems chief executive Nigel Avern said Mr Poxon would make a “fantastic” appointment for Peak when he took on the role.

“His customer centric approach and sales focus combined with his strong global network will set us on course to broaden the reach of our advanced technologies to operators and service companies around the world,” he said.

Prior to this appointment, Mr Poxon was chief executive of ProSep, a company that provides surface treatment solutions for unwanted production of solids, water and other contaminants.

Before joining ProSep, Mr Poxon was managing director of Industry Technology Facilitator (ITF), an organisation which is owned by 30 major oil and gas operators and service companies with the aim of commercialising new technologies for both downhole and surface applications.

Mr Poxon was instrumental in raising the profile of ITF and ensuring the organisation was recognised as an authoritative voice on technology development for the oil and gas industry, Peak said.