MEMBER NEWS: JCE Group appoints new Operations Director & announces various promotions

February 27, 2023
MEMBER NEWS: JCE Group appoints new Operations Director & announces various promotions

JCE Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Rik Christie as Operations Director following years of dedicated service.

Rik has progressed through the Company since he joined in 1999 and has dedicated his career to making sure JCE is at the forefront of technology today.

Rik said, “I am delighted to accept the opportunity to become a Director at JCE. During my time at JCE I have seen the company grow and diversify in new and exciting directions. We always challenge ourselves to be the best we can and pride ourselves on being able to provide bespoke solutions. I look forward to continuing to grow the company in the years ahead.”

JCE Group is an Aberdeen based organisation, with over 35 years’ experience in the design and manufacture of high quality, internationally approved Electrical Control Systems for global applications where both hazardous and non-hazardous conditions exist. JCE Energy is an innovative division established in 1998 to provide specialist solutions for all aspects of renewable energy projects.

Managing Director, Martin Craig said “we are delighted that Rik has accepted the position of Operations Director as he has demonstrated his loyalty over the last 24 years and he is intent on growing the Company.”

Two promotions have also been announced by JCE to bolster the team, Ryan Wallace to Works Manager and Stuart Campbell to Engineering Manager. They have both progressed through the Company from trainee level, which demonstrates JCE’s commitment to their staff, providing them with opportunities to develop.

To cope with the increased workload, for the whole of 2023 and beyond, JCE has created new positions in its production department for Electrical Panel Wirers and Semi Skilled Electrical Fitters. The Company is also looking to grow its engineering team, currently recruiting Electrical Engineers and several new roles. Visit for full details.

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