“Be resilient. Remain focussed and you’ll achieve your goals quicker.”

Today, we say hello to Mark Prise, Operations Director who joined SCOTGRIP INTERNATIONAL® in 1998.

With over 30 years’ experience working in the energy industry, Mark shares his knowledge, experience with product innovation and advice for those who aspire to work in the energy industry.

Q: How did you get into the industry?

MP: I started off as a trainee draftsperson detailing specialist pre-cast concrete units. I also went to Aberdeen Technical College and The Scott Sutherland School of Architecture. Before joining SCOTGRIP INTERNATIONAL® in 1998, I was working as a structural draftsperson designing aluminium, steelwork and reinforced concrete structures.

Q: What do you enjoy about the work you do?

MP: We have a great team at SCOTGRIP INTERNATIONAL® and I really enjoy the variation of work.

Q: What product are you most proud of and why?

MP: We designed the original anti-slip Pipewalker® many years ago, and the product was trialled and approved by a major offshore drilling contractor. There was nothing really suitable for walking, and working safely, on pipes before we designed it. We manufacture them in two versions: anti-slip pipewalker® short tread (STP) and anti-slip pipewalker® long tread (LTP).

Q: What do you find most rewarding about your work?

MP: If a client enquires about a specific product for their location, then it’s great to be able to provide a solution and design something that fixes their problem.

Q: What is a typical working day like for you?

MP: A typical day would be organising all the quotations; replying to our customers’ requests and sending out orders to the workshop for manufacture.

Q: What advice do you have for the next generation who aspire to work in the industry?

MP: Learn as much as you can. Take advice from your superiors and always give a 100%

Q: What do you enjoy doing when you are not working?

MP: I enjoy spending time with my wife and two daughters. I also have a coral reef aquarium that keeps me busy.

Q: Are there any particular goals that SCOTGRIP INTERNATIONAL® has set for the next few years?

MP: The main aim for the next few years is to grow our existing business as well as launch several new products that are currently in the design phase.

Q: Any tips you would give yourself for when you first started in business?

MP: Be resilient. Remain focussed and you’ll achieve your goals quicker.


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