Starn Group Appoints Colin Maver as New Chief Executive Officer

Colin Maver (Starn Group CEO)

STARN Group, the global leader committed to protecting people, assets and production from the impact of hazardous conditions, has appointed Colin Maver as Chief Executive Officer. 

Mr Maver joins Starn Group following a Group Managing Director role at R&M Engineering (R&M) where he led the business and a team of 80 through growth in existing and new markets.  Prior to that, he was Group Director of Dron & Dickson for 16 years gaining extensive market experience in UK, Brazil and UAE.

Based in Dundee, Colin will oversee the portfolio of businesses, including Safehouse Habitats; Dynamic Air Shelters; StarnIPC and Sabre Safety Services alongside current Chairman Phil Maxted and Chief Financial Office, Paul Ritchie. The firm manufactures a range of products offering engineered protection, such as inline gas monitoring systems and Pressurised Welding Enclosures (PWEs) for hot work, such as welding or grinding, on an operational facility, therefore stopping the need to shut down.    The Group showcased its innovative approach during Covid where it collaborated with the NHS to provide safe environments for healthcare staff and patients.

Starn Group works throughout 45 countries and global industries including offshore and onshore oil and gas, chemical processing plants, food and drink production, utilities, marine and water treatment. 

Commenting on his appointment, Colin said: “I am delighted to be joining Starn Group and complement the existing team to build on its reputation as a leader in its field.  Our aim is to improve productivity while safeguarding our clients’ people as they work in hazardous environments – our ‘habitats’ and protective solutions have enabled more than 10 million hours of safe productivity over the last 20 years.  I’m excited to use my years of expertise to build on our work both in the UK and internationally.”

The Group operates from regional hubs in the UK, Middle East, USA and Canada.

Phil Maxted, Chairman, added: “Colin’s industry expertise, both in the domestic and global market, will reinforce our existing expertise.  The importance of providing people with a safe place to work, especially offshore and in other industrial conditions, runs through our values and ethos as a business.  We harness our technology to adapt it to a range of sectors and tailor requirements to extreme working environments – Colin’s expertise in working in regions including South Africa, UAE and Brazil will provide invaluable insight as we grow and expand our business.”

Starn Group employs over 100 people and is owned by Energy Growth Momentum and Simmons Private Equity II.


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