HVPD Inc continues North American Expansion

We at HVPD are delighted to announce the appointment of new North America Oil, Gas and Chemicals Sales Manager, Craig Muirhead.

North America Oil, Gas and Chemicals Sales Manager

As part of High Voltage Partial Discharge’s (HVPD’s) ongoing expansion and dedication to international customers, Craig will join our North America Sales Manager, Tim Layman and Test Engineer, Michael Nie in our subsidiary company, HVPD Inc.

Having has worked his way up from Commissioning Engineer to Senior Leadership, Craig has deep understanding of all aspects of a project lifecycle. With previous experience in a world leading technology OEM, liaising and negotiating with Oil and Gas supermajors, Craig brings invaluable industry expertise to HVPD Inc.

Craig is now looking forward to working with our patented Partial Discharge monitoring technology:

“I’m thrilled to embrace this opportunity having both introduced and delivered condition monitoring services throughout my career across many different industries and technology segments. This position reflects a life-long passion and exciting future bringing together the latest advances in Partial Discharge detection and diagnosis with adaptive control and communication platforms. My vision is to continuously improve assets performance and reliability through collaboration of experience and relationships.” 

HVPD Inc has been successfully in operation since 2019 and this appointment will further enhance the in-region connections that have been carefully fostered over the past two years. Craig will be based in Houston, which will be vital in nurturing HVPD’s growth in the North American market; Houston being the epicenter of the Oil and Gas Industry. With Tim and Michael based in Virginia and California respectively, having a team member based in Texas means that HVPD Inc are strategically placed across North America, to respond to customer demands quicker than ever before.

President of HVPD Inc Marc Foxall said: “Having eagerly awaited the next chapter of our continued global expansion strategy, we’re very pleased to welcome Craig Muirhead to the HVPD team. This is a really exciting opportunity to further our collaborations with both our old friends and new across the pond, and is our latest investment into the USA, following the opening of HVPD Inc two years ago. Craig brings a wealth of experience to HVPD, both commercially and technically, having spent almost 25 years in various senior roles for a major industrial OEM. With Craig looking after our Texas and Oil, Gas & Chemical clients, this further bolsters our in-country ‘feet-on-the-street’, with a healthy spread across the various states and time zones, enabling us to provide the local high level of support we know our clients want and need.”

Since foundation in 2006, HVPD has worked with – and continues to work with – some of the biggest names in the Oil and Gas industry, including Chevron, BP, Shell, MODEC, Freeport LNG, Irving Oil, and many more.

To get in touch with Craig about any of HVPD’s test and monitoring services in North America, please email craig.muirhead@hvpdinc.com

About HVPD

HVPD supplies a comprehensive range of equipment to detect and monitor On-line Partial Discharge (PD) for the condition assessment of in-service power cables, switchgear, motors and generators, and transformers rated at 3.3 kV and above. Suitable for Medium Voltage (MV), High Voltage (HV) and Extra High Voltage (EHV) assets, our Partial Discharge testing and monitoring technology provides you with an early warning of developing insulation faults, helping you to avoid costly failures and resulting unplanned network outages. HVPD are proud to have won three Queen’s Awards for Enterprise in the categories of Innovation and International Trade (x2) and are committed to reinvesting in research and development year-on-year to stay at the front of our field.