The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has appointed Andre Rose as technical adviser – Competence & Training, Remote Systems and ROV.
Rose has spent most of the last 18 years working in the ROV industry. This has included time as a pilot/technician, superintendent, ROV manager and client representative.
He has a background with the Royal Navy, where he spent 19 years in its Fleet Air Arm working with rotary and fixed wing aircraft. Initially, he completed an apprenticeship in aircraft mechanical engineering, before being trained as an avionics engineer.
When he left the Navy, after a short time as a technical author with Westland Helicopters, he was appointed a Technical Trainer to the Royal Air Force of Oman and the Royal Saudi Air Force.
As well as being a trained ROV operator and technician, Rose has a Master’s degree in IT from Liverpool University, and is a member of the Institute of Leadership and Management and the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health.
IMCA’s technical manager, Mark Ford, said: “We are pleased to welcome Andre to the IMCA Secretariat. He has a wealth of knowledge and experience, which will be of immense benefit to IMCA and its members.”