Load monitoring equipment specialist Dynamic Load Monitoring (UK) has promoted Chris Scrutton to technical director of its business based in Southamption.
Scrutton was previously technical manager, having joined the company as a calibration engineer at the start of 2012. In his new role he will be responsible for engineering and operations with a remit to improve efficiency, strategically identify and develop new products, along with ensuring that the DLM range offers industry leading functionality and quality.
Scrutton is also managing director and co-owner (With DLM’s Martin Halford) of Vulcan Offshore, a specialist in fabrication, welding and CNC machining for the marine and subsea industries. A ‘sister company of DLM, it works for companies laying offshore wind farm cables or fibre optic lines for the telecommunications industry.
DLM managing director Martin Halford said: “Chris has shown dedication and commitment to myself and DLM over the past 10 years. He knows the company inside out, having progressed through engineering, to management, and now director, gaining engineering and project management qualifications along the way. With the expansion of the company, we needed to reorganise the structure to help us continue with our plans and prepare for the next stage of growth.”
Scrutton added: “I will bring additional technical knowledge and experience gained from working on engineering projects for cable and pipe laying vessels over the last 10 years. Coupled with my experience running a business and managing teams, I will have a specific focus on staff and product development. The goal is to grow DLM more efficiently, while maintaining existing levels of customer service and support.”