Maersk Training drives forward

The Aberdeen training centre of Maersk Training (UK), has announced the appointment of John Abate as its new general manager.

John, originally from Devon, is an experienced manager and director with extensive commercial and operational skills and has held senior management posts for high street retailer, John Lewis and most recently was senior manager for strategy, planning and change management at internet and software giant, Amazon.

John also has both SME and entrepreneurial business success, most notably having managed multiple businesses for Shaf Rasul, panellist in an online version of the BBC’s Dragons’ Den.

John commented, “Developing the customer base on the back of a strong brand reputation and excellent service solutions is my key focus. Our operation here in Aberdeen has been growing steadily and we have a very keen awareness as to what the market is looking for in terms of providing an added value service. I am looking forward to getting out into the business community and developing long term relationships.

“At Maersk Training Aberdeen, we have purpose-built training facilities that provide world-class training to the oil and gas industry in Scotland.  From our emergency response training centre in Portlethen, we provide offshore survival, firefighting training, major emergency management and other specialist training courses. To complement these courses, in conjunction with our partners Survival Craft Inspectorate (SCI), we provide Emergency Response and Rescue Vessel (ERRV) training from the marine academy facility in Stonehaven. Including fast rescue craft and lifeboat courses.”

John added, “My role will also involve driving training standards forward and continuously improving and enhancing the quality of training.”

Stuart Cameron, UK managing director at Maersk Training said, “John will be a great addition to Maersk Training. His experience and expertise with the commercial sector is very impressive and I am delighted to have him on board to promote our solutions into a wider market place.”

For more information please visit Maersk Training

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