Our Management Team

Built on knowledge and expertise

Ramco’s board of directors and management team combines specific OCTG expertise and top-level business skills, ensuring that Ramco continues to meet the challenges of a competitive market.

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Management Team: Alrid Moe
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Leadership and Management Team

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Russel Davies

Chief Executive Officer

Russel has over 35 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry, who started his career at ExxonMobile in various technical and managerial positions. From 2008, he served as CEO of Dominion Gas, where he set up business units in Ghana and led the business through its successful sale to Praxair Inc. He joined Ramco in 2017 as CEO and is responsible for setting the strategic direction and overall management of the business, including expansion into new regions.

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Stephen Dempster

Chief Financial Officer

Stephen is a chartered accountant who started his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC). He then worked as a finance controller in the construction industry, before moving on to management roles within the oil and gas industry, working at Darcy Technologies Ltd and Halliburton before joining Ramco.

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Zak Fleming

Operations Director

Zak joined Ramco in 2015, bringing more than 25 years’ experience to the company. Zak’s role involves managing, at both the strategic and operational level, the company’s key frontline functions. Prior to joining Ramco, Zak has worked in roles including Logistics and Operations Director at ASCO, Area Head of Oil and Gas at Panalpina and General Manager of Added Value Services at Vallourec.

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Rob O'Neill

Business Development Director

Rob has more than 25 years of upstream oil and gas experience with over 15 years working directly in the OCTG market. Rob has a proven track record in developing the company’s international footprint, opening new markets and identifying strategic growth opportunities. Prior to joining Ramco, Rob has worked with Hydril (Tenaris), Workstrings International and TWMA.

Management Team: Alrid Moe

Arild Moe

Managing Director - Norway

Arild has an education in economics from Western Norway University of Applied Sciences. Arild has worked at Ramco for 27 years, starting in a quality control position before moving to management and latterly Managing Director of Ramco Norway AS. He has been leading the Norway branch since 2002.

Management Team Julie Hammond

Julie Hammond

HSEQ Manager

Since graduating from Aberdeen University with a Bachelor of Law in 2003 Julie has gained varied HSEQ experience within the construction, oil and gas and public sector. Having supported Ramco for 18 months through HSEQ consultancy company Quensh, Julie joined the organisation in mid-2018.  Julie is a member of IOSH and holds the NEBOSH Diploma qualification.

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Karen West

HR Manager

Karen graduated from Robert Gordon University in 2001 with her CIPD qualification and an honours degree in Public Policy and Management. Her experience includes working within the manufacturing, oil and gas and public sectors. She supported Ramco as Interim HR manager with Hunter Adams, before joining the team on a permanent basis in January 2019.

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Niall Pirie

Finance Director

Niall is a chartered accountant with over 14 years’ experience in accounting firms, predominately in auditing. Prior to joining Ramco, Niall worked at Deloitte for 3 years as a senior manager, looking after owner managed and private equity backed businesses. He joined Ramco in 2013.

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Ally Carson

Maintenance Manager

Ally is a mechanical engineer to trade, starting at Silverdale Coaches. Following that, Ally joined Ramco and has been involved in the building and installation of Ramco equipment worldwide and is now an integral part of the management team.  

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Audun Hammerseth

Operations and Inspection Manager, Norway

Audun Hammerseth started his career in the construction industry as a concrete worker for 13 years before joining Ramco Florø in April 1992. Audun started his Ramco career working as an operator, then moved through roles as a blaster, charge hand, production supervisor and in 2008 was appointed as Operation Manager at the Florø, Sandnessjøen and Hammerfest sites in Norway.

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John Hendry

Sales and Marketing Manager

John joined Ramco in 2019 as a Sales and Marketing Manager. He is an experienced Regional Business Development Manager with a demonstrated history within the oil and gas industry,  particularly in oilfield rental/sales and pipe care management. John has a proven track record working in the UKCS, USA, Caspian, Canada, Middle East and European markets.

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Riaan Hildebrand

Operations Manager

Riann joined Ramco in 2002 after a career working for one of South Africa’s largest banks. Riann started in finance and business support for plant operations, before working his way into a management position. He then transferred to the logistics and operational side of the business in 2018.

Management Team Bruce Fraser

Bruce Fraser

Contracts and Commercial Manager

Bruce served an apprenticeship with British Rail in Aberdeen as a signalling and telecommunications engineer, before moving to London to take up roles in estimating and bid management with Racal PLC.  After completing a law degree, he moved into a senior commercial manager role with Thales UK.  Bruce relocated back to Aberdeen after 18 years in London, taking on various roles prior to joining Ramco in 2019.

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Darren MacPherson

Plant Manager

Following a career in the military and the automotive industry, Darren joined Ramco in 2004 bringing with him vast plant environment knowledge. At Ramco, Darren has experience in both yard and plant operations, having worked in both areas before joining the management team within the plant in 2018. 

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