February 2016

MDL opens door in America

Maritime Developments has opened a new office in the United States to cater for its growing client base across the Atlantic.

Operating as MDL Americas, the Houston-based business will focus on developing the company’s relationships in the region and building the MDL brand overseas.

Heading the new entity is Mark Williamson, who joined the company as president, bringing in years of business development and senior management experience in the marine industry around the globe.

“I am thrilled to be joining such a vibrant business at a time when Maritime Developments is ramping up its international activity,” Mark said.

“This region offers some great opportunities for MDL and I am looking forward to working with the company’s existing and future clients on delivering the best engineering solutions for their project needs.”

The new office will become a foothold for the company’s growing global business, adding to its established manufacturing and business development bases in the north-east of Scotland.

Currently, MDL is delivering equipment to leading offshore contractors across five continents, with increasing demand for its products and services in the American region in recent months.

“We are pleased to welcome Mark as part of our team as I believe he will be a true asset to the company, bringing in a thorough understanding of the US market and sharing our passion for the marine sector,” said Derek Smith, MDL CEO.

“The new base will help us communicate our ideas better with the local industry and allow us to capitalise on the increasing demand for clever, value-driven equipment in this region.”