John Wood Group appoints Irishman as chief executive

Sligo native Ken Gilmartin will head up the Scottish-based global engineering firm, which employs 40,000 and generated revenue of $6.4 billion last year

Ken Gilmartin: the Sligo native has been appointed chief executive of John Wood Group

Irishman Ken Gilmartin has been appointed chief executive of John Wood Group, a global engineering company headquartered in Scotland which employs 40,000 people and which generated revenue of $6.4 billion (€6 billion) last year.

The firm, known as Wood, provides engineering, consulting and project-management services to companies operating across a range of industries including oil and gas, chemicals, renewable energy, mining and minerals, manufacturing, life sciences and transportation. It also offers data analytics services from ...