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Otaq Group appoints chief commercial officer to head-up business expansion. As part of a major commercial expansion strategy, OTAQ Group today announces the appointment of Richard Beesley as Chief Commercial Officer, who will join its senior leadership team.

Richard brings with him over 20 years of knowledge and experience of working in senior leadership roles within offshore energy and marine markets, where he focused on engineered protection solutions, for high value equipment operating in harsh environments. He has a proven track record of strategic business development, having produced and managed multi-million-pound business growth opportunities, in new international markets and adjacent market sectors. Calling upon this experience, Richard will be responsible for delivering OTAQ Group’s substantial commercial development plans across its core markets of aquaculture and offshore.

Phil Newby, CEO at OTAQ Group, says: “Richard’s appointment as CCO comes at a key time for our business. We are expanding our presence in the growing global aquaculture and offshore markets by offering unique marine technologies and required an experienced, high performing individual to help drive our plans forward. With Richard’s demonstrated success of global business growth initiatives in offshore markets, he fits nicely into our senior team and we are very pleased to have him onboard.”

Richard will be based out of OTAQ Group’s Lancaster office and will work closely with OTAQ’s other existing sites in Aberdeen, Ulverston, Carnforth and Chile, to build a market-leading business within target sectors.

OTAQ Group designs, develops and supports marine technology products and solutions for the global aquaculture and offshore oil and gas industries. The company’s marine technology portfolio includes Sealfence™ – an acoustic deterrent system designed to protect marine-based aquaculture sites from seal predation – designed to help salmon farmers become more effective and overcome challenges in their operations. In addition, its OceanSENSE leak and cement returns detection system – designed for underwater and subsea applications – is an incredibly accurate, at 50 times more sensitive than the human eye. Notably, DragonFish is a compact and proven underwater laser measurement system suitable for measuring distances or profiles with sub-millimetric precision.

For more information about OTAQ Group please visit www.offshore.otaq.com.