Iraqi wide area communications specialist Hermes Datacomms has appointed Vincent Davies as its technical manager.
Davies, the first British manager to join the Datacomms team, has been tasked with developing the company's in-country support and helping to build customer relationships.
Hermes Datacomms specialises in providing tailored wide area communications to the upstream oil and gas industry worldwide including remote locations such as Algeria, Angola, Malaysia, Kazakhstan, Libya, the Middle East, Iraq, Russia and Turkmenistan.
The company has been operating in the Middle East for more than a decade and established its Dubai office in 2008 to answer growing demand in the region. The company now has 25 members of staff.
Vincent, who joined Hermes Datacomms six years ago and has worked on various projects in locations such as Algeria and Dubai, said: "I am very excited about this role and relish the opportunity to use my experience to improve our support infrastructure and country relations with customers.
"My presence in Iraq will help to ensure that we continue to offer the best solutions and that we provide the technical support needed in such a critical environment."
Kevin Thorley, Middle East CEO, Hermes Datacomms, added: "Our aim is to ensure that all our Middle East customers are provided with in-depth, direct and extensive support, and a more dependable and secure service that not only keeps up with the growth in the region but also exceeds customer and industry expectations."
Hermes Datacomms was awarded a trading licence for Iraq in late 2011 and, since that time, has been working with partners to delivery turnkey projects involving fibre and last mile access as well as VSAT services, fixed, mobile and microwave services.