Roxtec to ramp up offshore activities with new senior manager

David Nistorica

Bury-based cable seal manufacturer Roxtec is to ramp up its operations in one of its prime markets, the marine and offshore sector after appointing a new senior manager.

David Nistorica has been named marine & offshore manager for Roxtec UK and Ireland, a sector which already makes up around a quarter of Roxtec’s UK turnover.

He joins with 12 years’ experience in Aberdeen’s offshore, marine and oil and gas sectors. This includes engineering, account management and business development roles at Lloyd’s Register Senergy and Stork Technical Services.

Roxtec UK managing director Clive Sharp said Nistorica will be largely focusing on the maritime market in England and Wales including shipyards and engineering companies.

Sharp said: “David will be charged with building on Roxtec’s formidable track record in the maritime and offshore sector worldwide.

“In this new role he will target the UK’s vibrant maritime engineering, ship repair and new-build markets.

“This may involve projects with carriers and cargo ships, cruise liners and ferries, offshore support vessels and super yachts. We are also actively targeting the UK defence sector and naval work, in line with the new National Shipbuilding Strategy.”

The firm’s UK turnover stands at about £5m, employing around 20 full-time staff, while the wider global group, set up in 1990, employs more than 720 staff with a circa £175m turnover.

It has 25 subsidiaries and is active in more than 80 markets worldwide enabling on the ground support for projects and companies operating internationally.

Sharp said Nistorica has a strong engineering background and he will be able to keenly explain how Roxtec’s products can protect people and assets from hazards including fire, flooding, explosion, and electromagnetic disturbances.

He added: “David has managed accounts across a wide variety of regions including Scotland, Norway, Denmark, Romania, Bulgaria and Ireland.

He brings experience managing projects and contracts in line with safety regulations and client procedures.”