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Orion Group Appoints Gary Benson as Chief Operating Officer for Americas & West Africa

Orion Group Appoints Gary Benson as Chief Operating Officer for
 Americas & West Africa

Orion Group, the UK’s leading independent manpower provider in the oil and gas sector, has announced Gary Benson as chief operating officer for the Americas and West Africa.

Originally hailing from Invergordon, Gary is pleased to be returning to his home city where he is set to assume a dual role. As well as heading up a team of 25 people, Gary will maintain the company’s relationship with Exxon Mobil, as client account director.

Past experience includes 14 years working overseas as a consultant for both Chevron and Exxon Mobil, based in North America, Australia and Asia.

The North American and West African markets are of integral importance to the oil and gas sector and Orion Group. Orion’s offices in the respective regions turned over &pound105min 2012 which amounted to 28% of the company’s annual turnover.

Gary had this to say of his appointment: “The main thing that attracted me to Orion Group is its exemplary reputation within the industry. The company is known to have a happy and productive workforce so when I was offered the position I was delighted to accept.

“Orion is already well established in both regions so I’m looking forward to continuing the good work carried out by my predecessor. I’m particularly interested in the development potential of Brazil, one of the world’s fastest growing economies.”

Orion Group Chairman, Alan Savage added: “We’re pleased to count Gary as one of our own. His considerable overseas experience will be a great asset to the company.

“Orion Group is an international business and as we continue to grow we have to consolidate our position within the market. Appointing someone like Gary as COO in key regions like the Americas and West Africa is exactly the way to do that.”

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