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Marine Technology Reporter recently was afforded the op- portunity to pick the brain of Scott Gartshore , Pharos Off- shore Group Ltd.?s new Chief Technology Of cer, to discuss emerging market trends and Pharos Offshore?s future. -By Greg Trauthwein, Editor & Associate Publisher Please provide a brief background on your education and career. At the age of 16, I commenced an apprenticeship, working in heavy diesels and hydraulics in the marine, steel and transport industries. I was involved in hands on experi- ence until the age of 30 when I took my bachelors in Me-chanical Engineering at the University of Edinburgh. During this degree I started to work for IHC Engineering Business Ltd and continued there once I had graduated. Starting out as a mature graduate, then to design, Lead Engineer through to Senior. I worked as both Project and Sales Manager, primar- ily involved with the Subsea Trenching side of the company, covering all aspects of the projects, including commercial, production, design through to commissioning.How would you best describe your management style/philosophy? I believe those involved in engineering are incred- ibly inventive and talented if they are given the opportunity. At Pharos we recognise that people are our biggest asset. We have a great retention rate and a lot of really creative individu- als, both on and offshore. I think the best any manager can do is support, guide and grown their team. We understand that you?ve recently joined Pharos as its Chief Technology Of Þ cer: Can you give a brief overview of your responsibilities in this position? Pharos are focused on growing our engineering we offer to the market, including marketing the company and ad- vertising our track record. I am responsible for the Techni- cal delivery of all engineering projects. One of my particular areas of responsibility is the new system?s we have been de- veloping, ITAT (Inter Array Trenching System) and Mentor (Telecoms maintenance trenching system). My experience with Subsea vehicles tells me that systems work best when Meet the CTO Scott Gartshore , Pharos Offshore Group Ltd.?s new Chief Technology Of Þ cer. 28 MTRJune 2012MTR #5 (18-33).indd 28MTR #5 (18-33).indd 285/31/2012 9:58:43 AM5/31/2012 9:58:43 AM

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