Deck machinery specialist ACE Winches appoints new directors to strengthen its senior management team. Richard Wilson, who recently joined ACE Winches to head up the Engineering Division, joins the board of management from 30 November 2015 as chief operating officer. Wilson will be replacing current chief operating officer Graham Thomson, who after 27 years in the industry has decided to step down to spend more quality time with his family and on his private personal business initiatives.
Wilson has more than 27 years’ global experience in senior positions in oil and gas, bringing to the organization an enviable track record in change management within international and UK businesses to improve performance, along with the establishment of new operations in global locations.
“The board of management would like to thank [Thomson] for his significant contribution to the development of ACE Winches over the last three years and welcome [Wilson] to the board further accelerating the positive changes being implemented across the organization,” said Alfie Cheyne, CEO of ACE Winches.
Hayley Yule recently appointed as marketing and communications director becomes a member of the senior management team overseeing marketing and IT functions for the company. Yule has more than 20 years’ experience gained within marketing and information technology through working with several international suppliers supporting the energy sector. Her experience in the formation and execution of strategy will facilitate the company’s continued growth.
“Our current focus is on streamlining our business operations, developing and introducing innovation to our products and services whilst continuing to build our international presence further to meet our customers’ requirements,” said Cheyne. “Both [Wilson] and [Yule] will play key roles in the execution of these developments and our long term strategy to continue to expand and grow our global reach.”
Alfie Cheyne - CEO, Richard Wilson – Chief Operating Officer and Hayley Yule, Marketing and Communications Director/ ACE Winches