PRESS RELEASE: Viper Innovations appoints new MD to drive ambitious growth
May 27, 2020
Viper Innovations is pleased to announce the appointment of Edward Davies as its new Managing Director, effective from 1st June 2020.
The appointment marks the beginning of an exciting new chapter for the Portishead and Aberdeen based company and will see Edward lead the delivery of Viper’s ambitious growth plans to increase International sales in both the subsea oil & gas and railway industries.
Edward brings 20 years experience working with fast growing businesses as a consultant, non-executive and executive director. A solicitor by background, he most recently acted as advisor to the founders of engineering company Adey from start up in 2003, before taking on the full time, executive position of Chief Operating Officer in 2015. He was pivotal in developing and overseeing a strategy that saw a transformation in the business to position it for further rapid growth, international expansion and to undertake strategic acquisition work.
Edward succeeds Neil Douglas, who along with Max Nodder founded the company in 2007. Neil, together with Max will both remain on the Board of Directors of Viper Innovations. Max will continue in a business development capacity and Neil will take on an engineering and business development role to support the business growth.
Neil Douglas said “Edward takes on the leadership of a successful company that is in great shape and has exciting times ahead. The board has full confidence in his ability to continue Viper’s strong reputation for innovation and growth. I am looking forward to working with Edward and ensuring that the transition is as smooth as possible. I am sure that Edward will enjoy working in the business as much as I have done since the start of our journey and will continue to do so. Edward brings a skill set which will certainly help us in the next phase of our journey.”
Edward Davies commented “I have known Viper’s founders for some time and had involvement with the business from the early days of its journey. Having followed its successes, I am delighted to be entrusted with leading the next phase of its growth, working alongside its founders and the talented and committed team they have developed. Viper has a fantastic product suite, customer base and is truly innovative. It has incredible opportunities ahead of it and I’m looking forward to being part of realising them and growing the business in its current markets and beyond.”