MMI Engineering Ltd (MMI) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. John Evans as its new Managing Director. Since 2010, Dr. Evans has successfully managed MM Engineering’s Aberdeen office while fulfilling the role of technical safety lead – an area in which he has more than 25 years of professional experience.
In 2015, Dr. Evans was promoted to UK Operations Manager. His combined role saw him retain management of the multi-disciplinary teams in the Aberdeen office, however, his responsibilities were increased to cover the whole of MMI’s operations in the UK. Upon Dr. Evans’ promotion to Managing Director, Dr. Simon Thurlbeck, MMI’s former Managing Director and founder of their UK operations, stated, “I believe John is the right person to lead MMI through the next stage of the Company’s evolution. Since he joined us, he has demonstrated his ability to not only deliver first class solutions to his clients, but to influence and inspire those around him. He is the perfect leader for our firm, which is founded at all levels on outstanding technical competence and outstanding client service.” MMI currently has offices in the UK, US, Malaysia and Australia. Founded in 2001, the company provides technical consulting services to a wide range of clients across a host of industry sectors, including oil and gas, water, nuclear, security, and defence, specialising in the identification, assessment and management of man-made and natural hazards by the application of a blend of expertise drawn from a range of scientific and engineering backgrounds. Dr. Thurlbeck will be concentrating his efforts on his professional practice (Major Hazards Risk Management) as well as providing mentoring and business development support across all MMI’s offices. He recently helped found The Hydrocarbon Passive Fire Protection Network (PFPNet), an industry group aimed at improving knowledge and awareness of, and developing best practices for, passive fire protection, and he will be placing this at the core of his consulting activities.
Upon accepting his new role, Dr. Evans stated, “I am honoured to assume the role as Managing Director of MMI. Simon has led the company from strength-to-strength, growing our capabilities and establishing our presence in several key industries and global locations. It’s thanks to him and our employees, many of whom have reputations as thought leaders in their respective sectors, that so many of our clients trust us to solve their more difficult problems. In the current business climate, it is my intention to build upon MMI’s core areas of Fluid Systems and Heat Transfer, Asset Management, Safety, Structural Integrity, and Fire Protection. Our company has a history of providing innovative solutions to some of our clients’ more challenging needs, and I will be advocating this as we continue to ensure that MMI is recognised as one of the world’s leading, independent, consulting companies.”