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SMD Expands Its Services Department With Senior Hire

Posted on 25 July 2023

SMD Expands Its Services Department With Senior Hire

Global subsea technology, engineering and manufacturing company, Soil Machine Dynamics (SMD) has recently expanded its services department, welcoming Dr Lindsay Smith onboard as a business development manager of new technologies. Alongside her PhD in engineering, Lindsay also brings over a decade of industry experience, with a strong background in the research and development of new technologies within other roles.

Speaking on the senior hire, SMD’s general manager of services, Liam Forbes said: “I am delighted to welcome Lindsay into our passionate team. With her exceptional knowledge and varied experience, she is undoubtedly an asset to the company. “At SMD, we are unafraid to push boundaries and explore new ideas. I am confident that in this creative and supportive environment, Lindsay will be encouraged to reach her full potential. “Over the last 50 years, our pioneering approach to subsea engineering has seen us achieve numerous world-firsts. Lindsay’s primary focus will be on Artemis, an innovative cable and pipeline tracking technology which is revolutionising the subsea industry. As just one in a series of new and exciting projects, Lindsay’s input will help us to maintain our upwards trajectory as we continue to grow.”

Speaking on her new role, Dr Smith added: “I am thrilled to be a part of the team here at SMD. Working for a future-focussed company with an unrivalled reputation for curating new technologies, the opportunities really are endless. “I was drawn to SMD because of its open minded and active approach to engineering. In my new role, I am surrounded by a community of experts, all of whom share my passion for new technology. Despite its rapid growth, SMD has maintained a strong, supportive culture in which I feel empowered to learn and grow.”

As well as branching more into services to help meet client demand, SMD also has a strong commitment to innovation and recently launched a new division, SMD Innovation. This dedicated team will have a sole focus on R&D, especially within new technologies such as Artemis and electric solutions. According to CEO Mike Jones, this emerging department is a testament to SMD’s belief that: “When you approach the problem differently, you will always find a better way.”