Kerrie Murray, new Pryme Group chief executive officer

A DUNDEE-headquartered manufacturing firm has strengthened its senior management team with the promotion of a key figure to equip the business for future growth.

Pryme Group, which provides integrated manufacturing solutions to a wide range of industry sectors, has appointed Kerrie Murray to the role of chief executive officer.

Kerrie joined Pryme Group in June 2018 as chief financial officer (CFO), having enjoyed more than 10 years working in the oil and gas industry – latterly as director of international finance at Forum Energy Technologies.

Lawrence Ross, chairman of Pryme Group, commented: “Kerrie’s track record as CFO of the company has been impressive during the past two years in creating value and steering the company finances during challenging times.

“In addition, since February, following the departure of the previous CEO, Kerrie has undertaken the role on an interim basis.

“During this time, she has proven her leadership skills and depth of understanding of the business; leaving us in no doubt as to her ability to drive substantial performance improvements and take Pryme towards a healthy future.”

A chartered accountant and graduate from the University of Aberdeen, Kerrie lives in Aberdeenshire.

Kerrie said: “I’m extremely pleased to have been given the opportunity to lead a progressive company that has ambitious plans to establish itself across multiple industry segments, both in the UK and internationally.

“With the support of my colleagues across all parts of the business, I am confident that we can take full advantage of the group’s undoubted potential and emerge from the prevailing conditions in a strong position ready to achieve our longer-term growth objectives.”

With headquarters at West Pitkerro Industrial Estate, Dundee, the business offers a complete turnkey service for global contract manufacturing; combining high-quality machining with design capability, project management, precision machining, fabrication, coatings, hydraulic services, assembly, and testing.