Paul Smith was appointed group managing director at UTEC Survey (UTEC), an offshore and onshore survey company and part of subsea services group Acteon. Smith took over from previous managing director Stuart Cameron and will be based in UTEC’s headquarters in Aberdeen. He was previously global director of projects and operations. Since joining Acteon in 2011, Smith held commercial and operational roles. He was responsible for managing the merger of UTEC with NCS Survey in 2015 and the day-to-day management of UTEC’s operations worldwide. He holds a BSc in biology from the University of Portsmouth and an MSc in hydrography from University of Plymouth.