Oxford Flow grows workforce by 80% and eyes global expansion
Oxford Flow, the flow control equipment specialist for energy, water, and industrial process industries, today celebrates impressive headcount growth of 80% over the last 18 months as the company eyes international expansion across EMEA, India and the Americas.
The company, which currently works in the USA, UK, the Middle East and APAC, has invested heavily in both workforce development and product R&D to build out award winning, innovative product and service lines to support gas distribution, oil and gas and power generation industries worldwide.
Oxford Flow has made several senior appointments to build out its growing management team, including John Kett as Head of Field Operations, Tim Doole as Head of Engineering and Rob Green as Operational Development Manager.
Tim Doole offers more than 15 years’ experience in hi-tech emergent industries such as aerospace and automotive and John Kett, brings three decades of engineering and valve industry experience, having previously worked for Severn Valve Solutions and Tyco Valves & Control UK. Similarly, Rob Green offers more than 40 years’ experience in the valve production industry having spent a substantial part of his career as Operations Director as Severn Glocon, with a significant focus on both the UK and Indian supply chains.
Speaking about strategic growth plans, Colin Findlay, Chief Strategy Officer at Oxford Flow said: “We’ve invested a lot of time into our existing workforce, implementing leadership and management training, for example, but strategic hires like John Kett, Tim Doole and Rob Green are key to achieving our future growth plans. As a business, we were born from a desire to build innovative products that have the capability to transform the industries that we work in, but we can only do that with the right experience and expertise in the business.
“We’re entering a more strategic and commercial stage in our journey and building out our engineering and field services senior management will allow us to continue to service our existing client base while we expand in regions including North America and the Middle East while putting down roots in the likes of the South America and APAC.”
Oxford Flow recently announced the launch of its IM-S and IM-C valves, which are adaptions of its original IM series gas pressure regulator. These latest iterations have been designed to be more compact and can be retrofitted into gas networks around the world, offering a hydrogen-ready solution for energy transition, ensuring the future security of gas network systems globally.
Neil Poxon, who recently celebrated five years as CEO at Oxford Flow comments: “Our international expansion is critical to our next stage of growth and our team is going from strength to strength. As the global energy industry makes moves to decarbonise, whether from a production or a distribution perspective, it will demand technologies that will optimise operations from a reliability, cost and environmental perspective – but we also want to ensure that what we offer now will future proof these systems. Innovations that we’re developing now are being built, designed, tested and implemented by some of the best in the industry and will ensure a robust and secure energy ecosystem for years to come.”
Oxford Flow now has operations across the US, Europe, and Asia Pacific with offices in Houston and Oxford. The company employs people globally across its engineering, sales, operations and safety functions.