Unique Group, one of the world’s leading integrated subsea and offshore solutions providers, has appointed Martin Charles as the new Chief Operating Officer (COO) to oversee the company’s business operations and ambitious growth plans, he will be based in Aberdeen, UK.

Martin has over 38 years of experience in the global subsea and energy industry, with previous senior management roles held in JDR Cable Systems, VectoGray (GE) and Baker Hughes. His last role before joining Unique Group was at Acteon Group as combined CEO of both MENCK GMBH and Aquatic Engineering and Construction Ltd. At MENCK, he led the team to achieve significant growth for the rental and product sale business while at Aquatic Engineering, he streamlined the business by implementing lean principles and restructuring the organisation to ensure it was fit for the forecasted volumes.

He has a proven track record of implementing business process developments and lean operational improvements to achieve revenue and profit growth in global engineering companies. At Unique Group, he will be driving the operational and commercial excellence of the company with a key focus on customer service, innovation and sustainability.

Speaking about the appointment, Sahil Gandhi, CEO of Unique Group said, “Martin brings a wealth of experience to Unique Group, his contributions will be invaluable in developing the company’s position as a frontrunner in providing the latest technology to our clients and elevating our position in the industry. It’s my pleasure to welcome Martin to our team.”

Martin Charles, COO of Unique Group added, “Unique Group is a well-known brand and I’m delighted to be a part of this global organisation. I will be using my skills to enhance the processes and operations to optimise and support growth plans for the business. I will also be focused on supporting Unique’s Continuous Improvement programme, which is an exciting journey that is just gathering pace. Additionally, I will also be using my expertise to develop new ways to upgrade the customer and employee experience. I look forward to playing an active role in building the business and being a part of Unique Group’s future successes.”

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