Ship management company

Logistics company strengthens its management team with two new appointments

ASCO SEEKS to support its energetic transition with the appointment of two new general managers.

The integrated logistics and materials management company has appointed Mike Pettigrew as managing director of the cargo management business and shipping agency Seletar.

Simon Turner has been promoted to Managing Director for the UK Southern business.

Mike Pettigrew (L) and Simon Turner have both been cast in new roles.

Mike Pettigrew joins ASCO with previous experience in several different fields, including the energy, marine, industrial energy and shipbuilding sectors.

He spent 13 years at Babcock and three years as a non-executive board member of Decom North Sea.

In his new role, he will spearhead the integration of Seletar and freight management activities, thereby strengthening their service offering.

Seletar provides shipping agency services including crew coordination, cargo management, supply services, shore logistics and a wide range of complementary services.

ASCO’s Freight Management business offers customs compliance, heli-freight and freight forwarding services.

Having already spent 15 years with ASCO, Simon Turner has been instrumental in shaping the company into the UK dismantling landscape, leveraging collaboration with local supply chains.

Mr. Turner said, “I look forward to promoting the full breadth of ASCO’s expertise and the role the company plays in guiding its customers towards a more sustainable future.

“As a critical partner for global energy materials and logistics management, ASCO works with the world’s largest operators to deliver excellence in safety and service, while remaining focused on sustainability in all operations. .

“With digitization and modernization at the heart of ASCO’s operations, the group’s innovative processes and systems mean the company is at the forefront of supply chain efficiency.”

Commenting on the appointments, Glenn Hurren, Managing Director of ASCO – UK, said: “These key roles support the growing number of opportunities we are seeing throughout this exciting industry development.

“It is a testament to our team that we are emerging from the pandemic in a stronger position to deliver sustainable growth in line with the group’s strategy.”