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Management Team

Dr Paul Armitage
Managing Director

Paul leads SECC Oil and Gas with overall responsibility for the performance and continual development of the business.

He has a PhD in petroleum engineering and has held senior commercial and engineering roles in the oilfield chemistry and speciality chemical industries.

He is the former managing director of OMG Borchers in Germany which develops market-leading technologies for the coatings and composites market.

A champion of innovation, Paul’s role enables him to fulfill his passion for developing and commercialising new technology.

Matthew Readman
Technical Director

A respected authority in Applied Mechanics and Structures, Matt is responsible for leading the development of SECC’s portfolio of technical IP, including the self-sealing, pressure-balanced couplings which are at the core of our unique and ground-breaking connector technologies.

He was formerly a senior technical specialist at the prestigious University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST) – which was amalgamated in the University of Manchester in 2004 – where he was recognised for his pioneering work in the field of tension.

Stuart Steen
Operations Manager

Stuart leads the delivery of customer projects from enquiry to supply and     installation, with a focus on product and service quality.

His vast process management knowledge comes from a lengthy career in the oil and gas, petrochemical and bespoke machine-building industries.

Stuart’s responsibilities extend to ensuring Health & Safety is at the top of our agenda while maintaining our DNV ISO:9001 accreditation and continual improvements programme.