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Former keeper takes up new position for OEM

Jim GeorgeFormer Aberdeen goalkeeper Jim George has been signed up to take on a newly-created role for an oil and gas company.

He has joined OEM Group as global business development manager to support ongoing operations in Europe and the Middle East.

He played for the Dons in the 1970s, since when he has built up more than four decades’ experience in the oil and gas industry.

His career includes 13 years at VetcoGray in various procurement roles culminating in category manager for the Eastern Hemisphere; eight years working in drilling waste management at Oil Tools Europe; two years at Kuehen + Nagel, the world’s third largest transportation and logistics firm; and most recently, as the UK supply chain manager at DOF Subsea.

Based at OEM Group’s Aberdeen headquarters, he will focus on all commercial matters as well as building and strengthening client relationships across all regions.

Barry Park, managing director of OEM Group, said: “Jim has a strong track record and a commendably deep knowledge of the oil and gas industry.

“I’m confident that given Jim’s previous successes across different types of businesses that his appointment will play a key role in developing strategic relationships in the UK and oversees in line with our business objectives and overall growth strategy.

“We look forward to Jim becoming an integral part of our team and an invaluable asset to OEM Group as we enter our fifth year in business.”

Mr George said: “It’s a truly exciting time to be joining the Group and I look forward to building on its current successes and being part of developing the company further.”

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