A Stockton-based global information management specialist has appointed an experienced international sales professional as its new business development director.
Alan Hanratty who previously headed up business development at Billingham-based Johnson Matthey subsidiary Tracerco, has taken up the new role with Phusion, which is based on Belasis Business Park in Billingham.
Hanratty, who has worked in industry since 1981, including 13 years in senior sales positions, has a degree in Materials Science and Engineering from Sunderland University and began his career as a trainee chemical engineer at ICI Wilton.
Phusion has offices in the UK and Australia, and provides comprehensive engineering data management solutions to asset intensive industries through Phusion Reactor, its suite of SaaS, content, hosting and support services.
It has provided off-the-shelf and bespoke solutions to a wide range of global, industry-leading clients, including BP, Total, INPEX and China Petroleum Engineering Construction Corporation.
Executive chairman Steve Pearson said: “We’re delighted that Alan has joined the Phusion team.
“He has a wide range of business development and commercial management experience and has worked extensively overseas, setting up channel partners in markets such as the Middle East, China, Japan, India and the USA.
“He also has a strong technical background which allows him to understand the challenges our clients face.”
Hanratty said: “I’m excited to have joined Phusion, I hope to expand our already extensive, global list of clients.”