PDL’s CEO and NOF Energy Chairman, Paul Charlton is to address an NOF Energy business development event in Inverness.
NOF Energy are a national business development organisation primarily within the energy industry; oil and gas, nuclear and renewable energy sectors. Arguably the UK’s most proactive industry-led business development organisation, NOF has achieved enviable success for its members in the UK and internationally.
With investment in the oil and gas industry reducing as the price of oil continues on its downward spiral, Paul is going to be discussing the opportunities that are still available within the industry and the necessity for companies to evolve and seek out new business development opportunities in order to thrive (Evolution or Extinction?).
Paul brings a wealth of experience having graduated in 1987 with a BSc honours degree in Polymer Science & Technology and the prestigious Lord Hewlett industrial scholarship award. The scholarship had Paul seconded into the research & development facility of Borg Warner Chemicals Europe in the Netherlands where he majored on the structure-to-property relationship and the fracture behaviour of polymers and composites. He returned to the UK in the late 80’s to take up a series of engineering positions within the Borg Warner Chemicals Europe UK operation and led a number of projects to validate the use of advanced polymeric materials in place of traditional steel or aluminium alloys.
In the early 90’s, he joined DSM; a multinational polymer, chemical and pharmaceutical group. Over the course of the next 10 years, he held a number of senior positions within the DSM corporate environment, culminating in the appointment as Sales Director for their Engineering Polymers Business Unit in the UK and Ireland.
Paul formed PDL Solutions (Europe) Ltd in 2000 and has overseen year on year growth and the business expanding into three continents (North America and Asia). PDL provides advanced engineering design and analysis consultancy services to safety critical industries and mission critical projects.
As well as his position as Chairman of NOF Energy, Paul is also a member of the UK governments Oil & Gas Authority Supply Chain & Exports Board, The National Subsea Research Initiative board, and the Subsea North East executive committee where he chairs the Research & Technology steering group.
Paul Charlton, CEO, PDL Group
Posted: 10th Feb 2016
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