Unity is led by a senior management team with significant breadth and depth of experience in the oilfield sector including specialist skills in technology development, commercialisation, engineering plus onshore and offshore services.
Gary Smart, Unity’s Chief Executive Officer, has 30 years’ industry experience. His breadth of knowledge has been gained through a variety of technical, commercial and operational management roles in drilling, subsea, production and completions. Prior to joining Unity, Gary spent eight years at Tendeka, where he served as Chief Executive Officer, growing the business through organic technology development and acquiring and commercialising five venture capital backed early stage technology companies.
Prior to Tendeka, Gary spent eleven years at Weatherford International, latterly as Group Vice President of their Well Screen Technologies business, having previously worked with Petroline, NOV and Kvaerner FSSL. Gary is also the Chief Executive Officer of Pragma Well Technology, another FrontRow Energy Technology Group company.
Mark joined our company in 2012 and is responsible for driving the growth of the business. An experienced manager with Expro North Sea for over 30 years, Mark managed Expro’s wireline intervention service at global, regional and domestic levels. As Global Product Line Director – Wireline Intervention he was responsible for over 220 personnel. Mark also spent time with Expro Group Integrated Services (EGIS) as a Production Services Manager and Well Engineer and was also responsible for managing and delivering the HSEQ objectives for the wireline department globally.
Craig is responsible for the company’s finances, including planning, management of risk, record-keeping and reporting. He joined Well-Centric in 2018 from parent company FrontRow Energy Technology Group where he was Group Finance Manager. Prior to this Craig was an auditor with KPMG, working with a large portfolio of clients, from FTSE 100 organisations to family owned businesses. More recently he held the position of client relationship manager at Johnston Carmichael. Craig is a Chartered Accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland.
Oilfield services sector specialist, Stuart has almost thirty years of experience in the widest range of roles from small technology start-ups to senior executive and non-executive positions in large public companies. Previous industry experience includes BP Exploration, Expro International, Petroline Wellsystems and Weatherford International. Non-executive director roles include Aker Solutions, ASA and Zilift. Stuart is CEO of FrontRow Energy Technology Group which includes Pragma, Unity, Well-SENSE and ClearWELL.
Associated with successfully running both public and private enterprises, Graeme has over 35 years of industry experience. Most notably Graeme was the CEO of Expro, taking the business from public to private ownership in a multi-billion dollar deal in 2008. More recently he has played influential roles in Petrowell and Enovate and is currently a non-executive director of Stena Drilling and Chairman of EFC, CRE and BGF portfolio companies Spex Group and STATS Group.
Having trained with KPMG and qualified as a CA in 1993, Neil moved into industry in 1996 and worked with The Miller Group. Following a brief role in Care Homes at Four Seasons Healthcare plc, Neil spent 12 years as the Group FD of Kilmartin Property Group – a £1Billion property developer based in Edinburgh. His role included a variety of corporate structuring, tax planning, sales and acquisitions and a range of bank financing deals. In 2010, he became the COO of a superyacht designer based in London and the FD of a luxury hotel in St Barths. Neil is now the CFO of a number of oil and gas businesses within, and associated with, the FrontRow Group.
Senior QHSE Manager
As a QHSE specialist in the oil and gas industry, Niall has valuable knowledge of global industry regulations. He is responsible for implementing appropriate processes, audits and policies within Unity and providing support and training to all staff to ensure compliance and continuous QHSE improvement. His role involves close liaison with all operational functions as well as HR and senior management.
Formerly, Niall was responsible for global compliance and HSE activities across multiple facilities with Impact Selector based in Aberdeen and builds on this experience in his current role. Niall has an MSc in International Business, Energy and Petroleum Studies and MA (Hons) in Economics and Finance.
Technical Sales Director
As Technical Sales Director, Stuart is supporting the company’s growth strategy. He is focused on the commercialisation of our growing well integrity technology portfolio and further business expansion in global markets, notably the US, Middle East and Asia. Prior to this he was Operations Manager at Unity’s Aberdeen facility, and was the client focal point for the provision of onshore services. These included engineering, fabrication, maintenance, refurbishment, spare parts provision and other specialist workshop support.
Before joining Unity, Stuart forged a twenty year career at Baker Hughes, latterly working as Operations Leader for BHGE’s Surface Pressure Control business in the UK. This followed six years in Baku to establish the business in the region and support a major international operator. He brings a wealth of hands-on field experience in surface and subsea equipment to the role, alongside technical, operational and management skills.
Mark has over 30 years oil and gas industry experience gained in the UK and overseas. He joined the company in 2002 as the contracts supervisor, working on a number of high value client accounts for BP, Perenco, Shell, Enquest, Centrica and several others, prior to taking on the role of operations manager based in Great Yarmouth.
Lars is our Operations Supervisor in Denmark and joined the company in 2017. He overseas the operations and maintenance of 400 wells, refurbishment and inventory management of client equipment.
Lars has 15 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry. Prior to join Unity he has been working with wellhead and X-mas tree equipment in several roles that involves manufacturing, QC, refurbishments, and hands-on field service with wellhead maintenance and workovers.
Based in the Great Yarmouth office, but acting across all company locations, Claire manages Unity’s HR function. This includes overseeing our recruitment strategy, appraisal system and Investors in People programme. She is responsible for our related policies and procedures and instrumental in staff development and encouraging a positive, inclusive and supportive company culture. Claire possesses around 20 years related experience, working in both the public, private and 3rd sector. Claire holds an MA in Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations, a BSc (Hons) in Institutional Management and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.