Equalizer International reaffirms commitment to R&D
ABERDEEN/HOUSTON - Equalizer International, world leading designer and developer of flange management tools, has reconfirmed its commitment to new product R&D by introducing a reviewed management structure to support increasing industry demand for its products.
The changes will focus around Engineering Director John Morgan, whose role has been reassigned in order to free him up to focus full time on the company's priority of new product development & R&D activity.
Technical Director Bob Stephen is now the company's Operations & Training Director and will add production and workshop management to his training portfolio. Managing Director Ian McCormick will take on an additional role as company chairman.
Equalizer, which launched its SWi range of spreading wedges at OTC in Houston in April, is currently developing its latest flange integrity system which will bring significant safety & downtime maintenance improvements. The company is now facing strong industry demand to bring it to market before the end of the year.
Mr. McCormick said: "The interest in the new system, combined with the high level of interest in the SWi range, has reinforced the fact that Equalizer's strength and success lies in our capacity to innovate. This is what has given us the success which we have and it is what will take us forward.
"These changes strongly reinforce our commitment to R&D and give John the opportunity to focus 100% of his attention on completing the development of our new flange integrity system. We think this is a very positive way forward for the company. We've made our name through introducing innovative and highly efficient new tools and this will keep that momentum going."
Demand for Equalizer's products has now spread to more than 40 countries across the world and the company recently established a globally-focused sales and marketing team to support the company's international growth. In April, it opened its first overseas office in Houston to support the company's development acorss the Americas.
- Category Group