03 May 2022
UK-based compression technology pioneer Vert Technologies has appointed Alan Duncan as CEO, taking over from Dr Phil Harris.
Duncan has extensive SME and PLC experience gained from over 30 years involvement in the energy industry, principally in engineering, manufacturing and service businesses.
He said: “What really appealed to me about this new role was Vert’s pioneering work in the compressor space, which is a product of the intellect and enthusiasm of a committed team of people, and I’m looking forward to getting started. Continued investment from committed private investors, alongside significant public grant funding, underlines the enormous potential of the company’s conical rotary compressor (CRC) technology. This disruptive technology positions Vert well as we seek to play our role in significantly improving sustainability across multiple industrial sectors that rely on compression, including the refrigeration and heat pump sectors, and I am thrilled to be part of these ongoing efforts.”
Dr Harris is stepping down following three successful years in charge of Vert. Under his stewardship, the Edinburgh-based company has transitioned from a young business focused on disruptive technology development to an established commercial entity, building its own place in the industrial compression landscape.
He said: “I have thoroughly enjoyed my tenure at Vert’s helm, working with a great team to build the company’s profile. As the saying goes, you should always leave things better than when you found them, and I believe this holds true with my time at Vert. I am pleased to pass the role onto Alan and will follow the company’s progress closely.”