Global subsea equipment specialists, Ashtead Technology, has strengthened its leadership team with the appointment of Steven Thrasher as regional vice president for the Americas.
Bringing almost 20 years’ experience in the subsea industry, Thrasher, who will be based in Houston, Texas, will head up Ashtead’s US operation as it gears up for further growth in the Gulf of Mexico (GoM) and neighbouring markets.
Prior to joining Ashtead, Thrasher held a number of senior and technical positions at FTO Services, C-Innovation and Schilling Robotics.
He began his career in the oil and gas industry in 1998, when he joined Sonsub as a ROV technician where he eventually advanced to ROV Superintendent, delivering the mobilization and commissioning of several high-profile projects.
Thrasher has established a successful track record with key oil and gas operators and brings extensive experience of developing sales within the GoM marketplace as well as internationally.
At the same time, Chris Echols will take on a newly created role of vice president of sales for the Americas. Echols, who has over 20 years’ experience with Ashtead will focus on delivering growth in existing and new markets across the region.