Norton Straw appoints Dr Simon Rees as Projects Director - 10 September 2015

Norton Straw appoints Dr Simon Rees as Projects Director

10 September 2015


Norton Straw announces appointment of Dr Simon Rees

Norton Straw Consultants, the engineering and management consultancy experts to the global oil and gas industry, have announced the first stage of a planned business development process with the addition of Dr Simon Rees to the board.  Dr Rees joins as Projects Director and brings a wealth of oil and gas industry experience gained over the last 20 years in consultancy. 

Dr Rees started his engineering career working in multiphase fluid mechanics and is a chartered engineer, Fellow of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers and a member of The Royal Institution of Naval Architects.  He brings a wealth of oil and gas experience in technical safety, process and subsea projects gained from senior roles with Frazer Nash Consultancy and MMI Engineering.  In addition to many years in the oil and gas industry Dr Rees has also pioneered new businesses in marine, nuclear, aerospace and defence.  He is also the author of a widely respected blog on oil engineering and economics.

Dr Rees commented "This is an exciting time for the industry as it faces new challenges brought about by low oil prices and an ageing infrastructure.  I look forward to helping Norton Straw's clients find new and better ways to improve their businesses.  It's a privilege to join such a thoroughly experienced and respected team".

Dr Matt Straw, Norton Straw Consultants' Managing Director, commented that "It is fantastic to bring Simon to the team.  Having worked together previously I know he brings a great range and depth of technical and project capability that will enable us to continue to develop our consultancy business to meet our customers' engineering and commercial challenges." He continued, " In addition to his proven engineering leadership Simon's experience in senior consulting and business management roles offers our customers a wealth of management consulting support in strategy and business development.  We look forward to the positive impact we know Simon will make to the growth and delivery of our consultancy services"


Notes for Editors

Norton Straw is an independent engineering and management consultancy business specialising in adding value to high technology and capital intensive companies worldwide.  Clients vary from small technology start-up businesses to major international companies; services range from advanced engineering mathematics to engineering economic analysis and management mentoring.

Issued by Norton Straw Consultants Ltd, The Steam Engine House, Darley Abbey Mills, Darley Abbey, Derby DE22 1DZ, UK.  All enquires to Louise Straw, 01332 348844,, Twitter @nortonstraw.

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