Rushton becomes chairman

Tweedy hired as managing director at Magma Products

Phil Tweedy, left, and Paul Rushton

Phil Tweedy, left, and Paul Rushton


Oil and gas firm Magma Products has appointed commissioning manager Philip Tweedy as managing director responsible for day-to-day operations at the company’s Aberdeen, Great Yarmouth and Bucharest offices.

Paul Rushton, previously the managing director, will assume the role of chairman. He will have a focus on strategy, growth and business development with a number of industry projects due to come on stream in late 2019 and 2020.

A former engineer with British Coal, Mr Tweedy moved into the oil and gas industry in 1991 and has worked in commissioning ever since. He worked on projects for a number of companies including Harland and Wolff, Halliburton Brown and Root, Amec, Nexen, BP, Qedi and Shell, before joining Magma Products in 2013.

Mr Rushton said: “The appointment of Phil as managing director ensures a smooth transition for the team, our clients and current projects.

“His promotion will allow me to focus on the development of the business and winning additional projects as the demand for commissioning and start-up expertise grows over the next 18 months. Phil has a first-class track record, and his knowledge and experience will be invaluable.” 

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