James Rix webGreat Yarmouth based Prior Diesel, a Suretank company and leading global supplier of diesel driven power solutions and well service products, has appointed James Rix as Operations Manager.

James will  manage daily operations at Prior Diesel.  Planning, managing  and implementing schedules to ensure deadlines are met, James will be responsible for maintaining a high quality standard of product production and delivery.

As an experienced ISO9001 quality procedure and process author and auditor, James will also have responsibility  for the technical assurance and compliance of all manufacturing systems in line with company, national and international standards.

James is an experienced manager and engineer with a 16-year track record in the oil and gas industry. He has experience of new equipment design and development, production management and project management.

Commenting on his new appointment James said: " I’m looking forward to using my experience and knowledge to enhance the company’s operations and help to build upon Prior Diesel's reputation, further strengthening their position in the market."

Jim Yeats, General Manager at Prior Diesel, added: "James is an invaluable addition to the company and his arrival brings further expertise and experience onto the team. As market conditions start to show signs of improvement, his impressive range of skills and knowledge makes him the ideal person to help drive the company into an exciting new period of growth and development."

Established in 1980, Prior Diesel serves the oil and gas, marine and industrial sectors from its headquarters on Gapton Hall Road in Great Yarmouth. It has an international reputation for high quality design, manufacture and servicing of a wide range of hazardous area equipment, particularly well service equipment including nitrogen pumps, specialist skids, coil tubing and wireline units for the offshore industry.

Prior Diesel was acquired by Suretank in January 2015.  Suretank is the world’s largest manufacturer of DNV 2.7-1 certified  tanks and cargo-carrying units for the offshore oil and gas industry.  Suretank also delivers tank and vessel products into international advanced manufacturing industries including food and beverage, pharmaceutical and construction, employing its deep core of engineering expertise and solutions, harnessed in the global oil and gas industry.   

Suretank has a global manufacturing footprint and its products can be found worldwide.