Sterling Quality Services (SQS) have announced the launch of SQS USA with the opening of their first US office in Houston, Texas and the launch of a new website today, 1st September.
Lisa Roberts, Managing Director of SQS, has also confirmed the appointment of John Gilmour as Senior VP of Business Development.
Gilmour brings over 22 years of experience in the oil and gas industry with him and has worked for many of the major EPC contractors including KBR, Fluor, Amec Foster Wheeler, Aker Solutions, Snamprogetti, Kellogg and Chiyoda.
Having worked on diverse projects in oil and gas, power generation, chemical and biofuels in Qatar, Asia, Europe and the Americas, Gilmour was selected as the perfect candidate to head up SQS USA. Gilmour’s extensive knowledge also covers a wide range of equipment from mechanical, electrical and instrumentation through to telecoms.
John Gilmour commented: “I am looking forward to heading up SQS USA and am excited to start a new phase in both my career and for SQS. I have worked as both the client and the service provider which gives me the perfect understanding of what can be provided, should be provided and what the client demands, in order to ensure that the client’s requirements and expectations are not just fulfilled but exceeded.”
Managing Director Lisa Roberts said: “I am pleased to welcome John to the team and I am looking forward to SQS USA making a name for itself and establishing itself firmly into the market. John has got a wealth of experience in the industry and in his role he will be contributing to further strengthening our position as one of the global leaders in the industry.”
SQS was established in 1991 in Hazel Grove, Greater Manchester, covering the UK, mainland Europe and North America. The company opened its first overseas office in Western Australia in July 2014 to strengthen their presence in the Asia-Pacific region and enhance its onsite support for clients across the different time zones, and the opening of the US office proves the success and fast pace of the development across the world.
SQS are world leaders in their field of providing Independent Inspection, Expediting services and Quality Assurance Services (ISO9001), to Operators and EPC’s alike for industries such as Oil & Gas, Petrochem, Power Generation, Wind, Mining and Marine Industry sectors around the globe.
Changing the level of service in the sector by offering support 24/7, 365 days a year, SQS are amongst the global leaders in the industry and have an extensive network of professionals working in over 42 countries worldwide.