CMR Group, the international control instrumentation and electrical engineering company, has appointed a new head of Asia operations.

Alvin Sim joins as the new CEO for CMR Far East, with a brief to drive the development and sales of the firm’s pan-regional products and services.

Based at the Singapore office, he will oversee all areas of a business that is seeing demand for precision engineering services from industrial and manufacturing sectors, and recently opened a new Thailand office in Bangkok.

He brings more than 25 years’ experience and expertise in management, operations, sales and engineering to the role and will focus on developing CMR’s electrical equipment and services for the offshore, power and petrochemical sectors.

This will include promoting system capabilities and bespoke product solutions to end-users as well as engineering contractors in different markets and countries, while looking to grow the value of existing work.

Alvin Sim: “I’m delighted to be part of a highly professional and skilled team. We have capable sales, project management, engineering and productions teams that can and do deliver the highest standards of quality and service.

“We will continue to grow our market share, boost margins, widen the scope of our engineers and our order book.”

The CMR Group supplies instrumentation and controls for offshore platforms and vessels, marine, engines and industrial applications world-wide. With core product groups including rugged cable systems, controls, custom products,


As part of HTL Group’s continued growth plans, the controlled bolting OEM are pleased to announce the appointment of Wendy Bendel, Business Development Manager and David Rainford, OEM Business Development Director.

Wendy joins HTL Group Scotland with a strong background in business development and key account management for the Oil and Gas sector across Scotland. Following Wendy’s time at Enermech as Business Development Manager within the Rigging and Equipment Department, Wendy’s main focus is to deliver HTL Group’s customer tailored OEM solutions on time and in budget across Scotland.

Wendy comments: “I am delighted to be a part of the HTL Group Scotland Team under the management and guidance of HTL Group Scotland’s Business Manager Marc Gerrard. We have a very strong portfolio of unrivalled products and services which I have complete confidence in sharing with the marketplace.”

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David Rainford to the team as OEM Business Development Director. David joins HTL Group from the Hydraulics Industry, with over 15 year’s business development experience.

With a hands-on approach, David has spent a lot of time on-site within Refineries, Mines, and Shipyards and working directly with larger international companies to effectively manage and develop comprehensive global distributor networks.

The focus of David’s role at HTL Group is to concentrate on the global business development in key countries whilst assisting natural growth in areas that HTL already have presence.

David comments: “I am looking forward to be a key part of such a well-established team and representing a world class innovative product portfolio. The full scope of what HTL can bring to the market coupled with the second to none customer service HTL are already known for ensures I can further enhance HTL’s global presence, whilst supporting and growing the work we are doing in already established areas.”

electronics, alarm monitoring and safety systems, industrial sensors, and software, the company is an engineering partner for many leading manufacturers. More at:

Below: Alvin Sim, the new CEO who will drive growth for CMR Far East.


Wendy Bendel, Business Development Manager. David Rainford, OEM Business Development Director.

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