Entrepreneur and industrialist, Hayden Smith has over 50 years business experience under his belt. He was founder, managing director and laterally chairman of TRAD Group; one of the largest independently owned access companies in the UK. As Chairman, Hayden has been instrumental in the formation, funding and strategic development of TEXO. Hayden heads the TEXO executive board of directors; providing support, counsel and oversight to the leadership team as the business grows and evolves.
Chris is an industrial business leader with over 30 years’ experience in a variety of sectors including construction, survey inspection and technology. He has been instrumental in the growth of TEXO DSI, which delivers state-of-the art surveying and inspection systems to sectors including oil & gas, renewables, nuclear energy and construction. He is responsible for the ambitious growth plans for TEXO as it expands its reach across the oil & gas and renewables industries in the UK and abroad. Chris was a director of TRAD Group, one of the UK’s largest independent access companies and played a key role in the sale of the business to the EUR1billion ALTRAD Group.
Richard has more than 30 years’ experience of leading design, project and build services within the construction, manufacturing, commercial fit-out and offshore industries. He is supported by a hand-picked a team of industry specialists delivering best-in-class architectural fit-out and modular accommodation projects designed to suit the unique needs of customers in any environment.
Alan is a veteran marine engineering professional with over 20 years of demonstrable experience, managing thousands of tonne of multimillion pound cutting edge Offshore and Energy projects to successful outcomes. With a vast knowledge of vessels and their operational needs, Alan has supplied port services and bespoke engineering solutions to many multinational companies, often at short notice but always with the customer’s needs, requirements and timelines in mind.
Steve is a Chartered Manager, with over twenty-five years’ experience in the Integrity and inspection, petrochemical and marine industries. He has introduced multiple new technologies to these industries, developing the testing regimes to create the technical tools, products and competency requirements, to deliver a credible, reliable and consistent product to the marketplace.
Donny is a degree qualified, results-oriented and performance driven professional with 15+ years’ experience in design, engineering and construction for the oil and gas, petrochemical and renewable energy industries. He has a proven track record of success in developing and leading multi-functional teams, completing projects on time and budget, building relationships with key clients, and optimising revenue and profit. Donny has remarkable acuity in strengthening enterprise by establishing and implementing health and safety, life cycle project controls, best work practices, policies, procedures, and guidelines.
Samantha is an experienced HR Leader, experienced gained in a variety of industries. She is skilled in implementing change resulting in Company growth. She has a track record in supporting organisations through acquisitions and entrepreneurialism. Samantha is passionate about developing people through competency, apprenticeships and graduate programs. She is also experienced in delivering major HR projects.
Lauren is a focused and committed HSEQ Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the construction, renewables, oil & gas and aviation industry, proven experience of delivering strategies, plans, policies and procedures, enabling streamlined internal and external audits to be completed, with positive results. With a customer service ethos, networking with internal areas and external organisations to gain buy in and compliance, Lauren continuously remains up to date with legislation changes and best practice.
Managing Director Debra Bruce brings over 10 years’ experience within a sales and recruitment environment, 4 of those as Managing Director of an Independent Recruitment Firm with a multi-million-pound turnover. Debra is an extremely driven individual, with a proven track record of successfully leading a team through an economic recession, while continuing growth. She brings in-depth knowledge of temporary and permanent recruitment services. Starting her career as a Recruiter, working with a broad range of companies in the construction industry Debra is passionate about recruitment and ensuring the team at TEXO Recruitment continues to operate at the highest possible service levels.
Steve is an experienced commercial and supply chain manager who has worked in the Oil & Gas industry for over 25 years in Operator, Tier 1 Service Company, SME and Industry body roles, with responsibility for a broad range of operational and engineering based contracting scopes. A mechanical engineer to trade, he has an MSc in Purchasing and Supply Chain Management and is a Chartered Fellow of both the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply and the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport.