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Peter McIntosh joins CTruk

Posted 29 May 2014 · Add Comment

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

The 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. Commenting on Peter’s appointment he said, “I am delighted to announce that Peter is joining CTruk as chairman and look forward to working closely with him to continue our product development and build on the successful growth we’ve experienced to date. Our aim is to advance the potential of our hard-working team and innovative product range to achieve ambitious company goals over the next few years.”

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 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 (right) said, “I’m looking forward to working with Andy and Ben to continue their impressive CTruk business success to date. 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 I am very proud to be part of.”

Peter recently took ‘time out’ to complete a lifetime ambition of designing and building his dream house. Aside from his role as Executive Director of VT Group PLC, highlights of Peter’s career include COO of Marine Current Turbines, now wholly owned by Siemens PLC, CEO of the UK’s Aircraft Carrier Alliance, MD of VT Shipbuilding and MD of Fleet Support Ltd, a joint venture between BAE Systems and VT Group at Portsmouth Naval Base. He is a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Shipwrights and a member of the Royal Institute of Naval Architects.

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