Energy industry expert joins CDS to boost business

CDS has appointed an industry heavyweight in a bid to strengthen our position in the sector as we look to continue our rapid growth.

We have enjoyed huge success since opening our factory in the city in 2010 and are currently undergoing a major expansion in order increase operational capacity.

In order to continue our development and secure more work across the energy industry, we have employed Glenn Sibbick as our Business Development Director.

With more than 40 years’ experience of working in oil and gas across the globe for industry giants such as Exon, Total, Hamilton Oil, BHPP and Centrica, Glenn returned to the Humber to play his part in ensuring the region reaches its potential.

He said: “I am passionate about this area and I am passionate about this industry. The Humber region has more capability and more capacity than people think. You only have to look at the developments that are going on both banks of the river to realise that.

“From working for clients for many of years, I am now on the service delivery side of the fence in a business development role and I am looking forward to helping CDS secure its amazing growth.

“I have worked for a number of industry heavyweights all over the world but my decision to join CDS and stay within this region where I was born and grew up was two-fold. CDS is a very forward-thinking company – if it sees and understands a problem, it responds positively in researching and finding solutions which eventually will turn into both supply chain improvements with added commercial opportunities. In larger companies that vision is sometimes lost.

“It is also a company that is willing to take steps to bridge the skills gap in this region and develop a model of best practice for business in the energy industry. It is clearly progressive in recruiting apprentices beyond the industry expected ratio which it sees as a critical factor in its own develop for the future capability and capacity.

“As I am very passionate about skills and employment for the local region and this sits very comfortable with me. CDS’s workshop is full to capacity at the minute because people believe in what CDS is delivering.”

Glenn has previously worked as a Director of Operations and a Director of Major Projects at Centrica, As Engineering, Maintenance Manager and senior offshore installation manager at BHP Petroleum and as managing director at Optis Europe Ltd.

He has gone on to sit on the Humber LEP Employment and Skills Board, the Regional Growth Funding governance board and is chair of the North East Lincolnshire Development & Growth Employment and Skills Board.

Glenn is also an honorary fellow of the Institute of Occupational Health and Safety (IOSH). Honorary fellowships are awarded to people who have “contributed to the theory or practice of health and safety in a distinguished way”.

Having settled back in the Humber region after being born in Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire, Glenn is determined to work with CDS to eradicate some of the industry problems that he has experienced across the globe.

“My role here is to explore new opportunities for the company and develop CDS into an industry leader. But there is also a huge opportunity for CDS to make a dramatic change to the way the industry client and supply chain work,” he said.

“Many companies face problems in extending the life of their facilities at a reasonable cost through brownfield engineering and finding solutions to those are not easy. CDS is in a fantastic position to be able to offer a credible value adding solution to that. It is small enough to be innovative and nimble but has the drive skills and expertise to be able to deliver on its promises.

“I am really excited about the future of CDS and the future of this region. With the right direction, the Humber will become a centre of excellence and at the forefront of the world’s energy industry and CDS could lead that.”

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