Branch to lead Westerton firms

Tony Branch, a former President of Weatherford’s Regional Operations, has been appointed Managing Director of two of the Westerton group of specialist integrity inspection companies.

Branch, who has more than 30 years’ experience in the industry, will lead Westerton Access and the recently-launched Westerton SplashZone Integrity Specialists (WSIS). The companies are part of the wider Westerton portfolio.

Robin Porter, founder of Westerton, said: "Tony is experienced in executive leadership roles and has led companies through transitional periods, including the launch of new product lines, so his skillset is well-suited to the newly structured Westerton group of companies.

"He has a proven track record in merging different operations into one cohesive team and I am excited at the prospect of increased growth and collaboration we will see across our specialist companies."

The appointment of Mr Branch comes after Westerton UK launched WSIS, while the company has also expanded its footprint in the Middle East with new offices in Dubai.