MEMBER NEWS: Pier Solutions Announces New Leadership Team

April 18, 2024
MEMBER NEWS: Pier Solutions Announces New Leadership Team

Pier Solutions, a leading engineering and modular solutions provider, has announced strategic appointments to strengthen its Leadership Team with a new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Finance Director (FD) as it targets growth in the energy sector.

Jordan Ferguson joins the company as CEO after serving the role on an interim basis from late 2023.  His experience in commercial roles spans positions at Valor Energy Group, Hutcheon Mearns and H2scan, as well as running his own Consultancy to support businesses with investment and strategic growth.

Doug Gibb joins Jordan as Finance Director with over 10 years experience in senior finance positions.  Doug has previously worked alongside Jordan, as part of their consultancy offering and has also supported several SMEs through periods of significant growth in the energy industry, both domestically and internationally.

Jordan and Doug join members of the original management team also recently promoted, along with the wider team of 22 staff.  Plans are now in place to recruit additional staff in the coming months to support the business in delivering the new strategy.

The new leadership team is the driving force behind the growing business that offers in-house design, manufacturing and build of bespoke modular solutions for the energy sector. With workshops in Aberdeenshire and Dundee, the team has worked on bespoke projects from design to fabrication with an impressive portfolio of clients servicing Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS), Hydrogen projects, and Clima-tech clients across the energy transition sector.

Newly appointed CEO, Jordan Ferguson, commented: “I’m delighted to have joined Pier Solutions on a permanent basis to support the existing team as we focus on an exciting and busy 2024.  The heritage of the business and the expertise of the team is impressive and I’m excited to harness the knowledge we have as we expand and grow.

“Both Doug, the wider team and I, have strong ambitions for the business that will utilise the range of our in-house design, manufacturing and fabrication capabilities. The opportunities in the energy sector including Hydrogen, BESS, Offshore Wind, and Carbon Capture are huge and we have provided a number of solutions for our clients to date, in this space. I am looking forward to growing the company with the fantastic team we have and looking ahead to entering new markets. We will now also be fully focused on bringing further investment into the business as we deliver our strategic plan and wider support across all sectors.’’

Pier Solutions has headquarters in Kintore, Aberdeenshire with an in-house engineering team of structural, architectural and electrical onshore and offshore engineers.

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