CTruk Names New Chairman

Composite high-speed craft designer and builder CTruk has appointed shipbuilding industry veteran Peter McIntosh OBE to succeed Andy White as chairman.

CTruk Names New ChairmanThe former executive director of VT Group PLC has extensive experience of the marine and defence industries and will steer the innovative company through its next stage of growth.

Andy will remain on the board as an executive director.

Managing director Ben Simpson will be working closely with Peter on implementing an expansion and development plan now that CTruk’s designs have gained significant traction in the commercial workboat market. The company is looking to expand capacity in order to satisfy demand from the offshore wind sector and will also intensify its efforts in other markets where the CTruk advanced composite vessel range has numerous applications.

Commenting on Peter’s appointment Ben said, “It is a testament to the team’s efforts so far that we have grown in a relatively short period of time to a point where we now need to carefully consider our next steps. We need to maintain our excellent customer relationships and delivery formula as we grow. Peter’s 30 years of experience in the often volatile business of shipbuilding will be invaluable to CTruk in ensuring we achieve sustainable growth.”

Peter McIntosh said, “The company has clear objectives for growth and a product that is very competitive in the offshore wind market, giving real potential to expand its current market share as well as enter other sectors. That, coupled with a team in Brightlingsea which has an exceptional work ethic, customer focus and team spirit, is a recipe for success.

Press release, May 29, 2014; Image: ctruk