Andy Sullivan, a Chartered Engineer with over 25 years of experience in a wide range of industries, has joined Sheffield based Servelec Group plc to lead the newly formed Servelec Technologies Limited Group Company. Servelec Technologies Limited brings together three companies, Servelec Limited, Semaphore Limited and Tynemarch Systems Limited.
As the Managing Director of the Servelec Technologies business, Andy will work with the established management teams to capitalise upon the clear synergies between these three businesses. Previously employed in leadership roles at Ultra Electronics and Grontmij Consultants, Andy has the drive and insight necessary for achieving competitive advantage in an increasingly demanding marketplace, building upon recent strong performance of each of the businesses.
Servelec has been supplying systems to the UK water industry for almost 30 years and has established itself as a leading supplier in this sector. In addition, Servelec products are used in various industries across a broad range of clients including Arqiva Limited, BAA Airports Limited, National Grid Transco plc and Corporation of Trinity House.
Tynemarch Systems was acquired in 2013 and has a leading market position in the water industry for the provision of specialist consultancy, systems analysis, optimisation and related software including the MISER and PIONEER products.
Servelec’s most recent acquisition is the Semaphore Group of companies. Semaphore is the result of a merger of RTUnet of Australia and TechnoTrade SA of Belgium. For over 20 years, these companies have provided leading solutions for telemetry, automation, and remote monitoring and have an installed base of 100,000 devices. Semaphore’s RTU products are ideal for a broad range of monitoring and control applications in the oil & gas production, oil & gas distribution, power, broadcast/telecom, transportation and water/wastewater industries.
One of Andy’s early responsibilities in his new role will be the integration of the recently acquired Semaphore Group. Semaphore will help Servelec to target new vertical markets for RTUs, particularly the rail and oil & gas markets in which Semaphore has a broad range of clients. In addition, the Semaphore Group’s distribution channels will facilitate international sales of Servelec’s Seprol RTUs, currently used predominantly in the UK’s water industry, as well as providing a distribution channel for other Group products including SCOPE-X and Tynemarch Systems’ MISER and PIONEER, whilst also providing additional critical mass to the business.