WFS Technologies has further strengthened its senior management team with the appointment of a former Formula 1 engineer as head of engineering and projects.
Colin Drysdale takes up the post and will be responsible for leading the successful delivery of projects at WFS, based in Livingston, which specialises in subsea wireless automation.
With more than 20 years’ experience of delivering transformational change and new technology development, Colin was previously Head of Technical Projects at McLaren where he was responsible for delivery across motorsport, electric vehicles and public transport.
He will oversee the engineering and technical team which has been also been further reinforced with the appointment of three specialists across the electronics and software disciplines.
Peter Sharpe, WFS interim chief executive officer, said: “We are thrilled to welcome on board Colin who, through his background, brings an exciting new dimension to the company and will form a key part of the leadership team.
“Colin has an impressive breadth of skills which are fully transferrable to our business and technologies, and this will be integral to supporting our growth strategy. As well as providing technical leadership to the engineering team, Colin will establish a robust project management function in line with WFS’s expansion plans which harness our capabilities to help customers reduce costs, increase production and improve their carbon footprint.”
A chartered engineer and a member of the Association for Project Management, Colin graduated from Glasgow University with a BEng (Hons) in microcomputer systems engineering.
He said: “WFS has established a suite of smart subsea technology which is a major game changer for a diverse range of sectors including offshore wind and oil & gas.
“I look forward to working with the engineering and management teams, and applying my experience in sensors, communications and data analytics, to help WFS enhance our customer’s operations and reduce the cost of maintenance.”