New Appointments Strengthen Divex's Position in the Global Subsea Market


Divex, the international diving equipment technology company and acknowledged leader in the manufacture and supply of both commercial and defence diving solutions, has made two senior appointments to support the company's ongoing development and growth globally.


As of April 2012 John Hunter (pictured left) was appointed Project Engineering Manager at Divex's Global Headquarters in Westhill, Aberdeen, Scotland while in May 2012 Greg Hewitt was assigned the post of General Manager for Divex's Asia Pacific region.


As a result of increased demand for saturation diving systems, Divex have been awarded contracts for a number of systems; totaling an 8 figure sum.  With over 25 years' experience as a Systems' Engineer, Mr Hunter brings with him a wealth of experience in the saturation diving industry having previously worked at DOF Subsea PTE Ltd and Technip UK Ltd, among others.  Having liaised with Divex on many projects in his former employment, Mr Hunter has also been associated with over 17 major Dive Support Vessels in the construction, manufacturing or refit of these boats.


His position at Divex will see him using this expertise to manage a team of engineers in dive systems design that will enhance the state of the art technology currently produced by Divex.  As a result of increased demand in projects, Mr Hunter plans to increase his already substantial team of engineers and is currently recruiting for a number of positions.


When asked about his new position Mr Hunter stated:

"Divex have been the forerunners in adopting new technology which can be employed within dive systems thus making dive systems safer and more efficient.  The next generation will be better again and I wanted to be part of this future development.


The team of engineers, under my management, will further develop Divex's dive system technology and improve on a baseline that has already proven to be a huge step change in dive system technology; we will also continue to thrive for excellence."


In May of this year, Greg Hewitt (pictured left) was appointed General Manager of Divex's Asia Pacific region.  Responsible for the day to day management and running of Divex's facilities in both Perth and Sydney, Mr Hewitt is responsible for 42 employees however expected awards for Saturation Diving Systems mean that the Australian branch will soon be looking to expand and recruit.


Mr Hewitt brings with him a wealth of experience and expertise in the marine industry having worked for the Australian Submarine Corporation (ASC) and overseen all maintenance to support the "In Service" Collins Class Submarines.  His other roles have included General Manager for Furmanite Malaysia / Singapore as well as Business Manager for Western Australia.  These roles have equipped him with the necessary skills and experience which make him ideal for the role of General Manager at Divex Asia Pacific.


Speaking of his new role at Divex, Mr Hewitt commented:

"Throughout my career, I have learnt that the most valuable asset in any company is the people and I have to say the hospitality and welcome I have received during my time with Divex has been exemplary.  I feel privileged to be able to work for Divex."


Speaking on these two senior appointments Doug Godsman, Divex Joint Managing Director, stated:

"Divex are totally committed to our continuance as world leaders in diving systems technology and the appointment of John Hunter is a clear demonstration of that.  The key appointment of Greg Hewitt further strengthens our position in the Asia Pacific region as we continue to develop our world wide presence and interests."