ABERDEEN-BASED ALBA GASKETS APPOINTS NEW TECHNICAL AND OPERATIONS DIRECTOR
Aberdeen-headquartered oil and services company Alba Gaskets has strengthened its senior management team with the appointment of a new technical and operations director.
Sigfrid Ruz (50) joins the business from Panasonic Systems Solutions in Denver, Colorado, where he held the position of senior operations manager.
Mr Ruz, who has 25 years' experience working in technology-related roles, will relocate to Aberdeen early this month.
Commenting on the new appointment, Alba Gaskets director, Gavin Sim said: “While Sigfrid joins us from Panasonic, he actually has a huge amount of experience working in the gasket industry, having previously worked for GPT (Pikotek) in Denver initially as an engineering manager and then subsequently as director of operations.
“He therefore brings with him a wealth of technical expertise, along with a proven track record of achieving results and driving growth.
“Also the fact that he has been operating in North America for the past three decades will undoubtedly be of huge benefit to us and our plans for continued international expansion.”
Mr Ruz is a graduate of the University Of Houston where he obtained a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology. His career focus is in manufacturing and operations, with engineering expertise in polymers, sealing and gaskets.
He said: “I'm really looking forward to moving to Scotland and to joining Alba Gaskets at such an important time in the company's development.
“The business has always invested in technology and innovation, while targeting new geographical areas and I'm excited to help capitalise on the significant opportunities that lie ahead.”
Last year Alba Gaskets invested in a new manufacturing division at its Souterhead Industrial Estate premises and also launched two new products aimed at the global energy industry.
More information about Alba Gaskets can be found by visiting www.albagaskets.com
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