Topaz Marine Engineering appoints new Managing Director


topaz marine geoff taylorTopaz Marine Engineering, a leading regional marine repair service provider and boat builder, has announces the appointment of Geoff Taylor as their new Managing Director.

Geoff joins the company following a period as an independent marine consultant. Prior to this he enjoyed a career spanning 27 years with Dubai Drydocks and Drydocks World. After holding a number of managerial positions he became Technical Director of Dubai Drydocks in 1999, CEO in 2004 and Group CEO in 2007.

He was instrumental in developing Dubai Drydocks from a single site ship repair yard into world class repair, new building, offshore and conversion group. He has held previous board-level positions with a number of UAE and internationally listed companies and has received a Lloyd’s List Lifetime Achievement Award for services rendered to the marine industry.

“I have watched the development of Topaz Marine Engineering over the years and, based on the reputation, commitment and potential of the company; it is an organisation I am very pleased to be joining. I hope to add my experience to that of the current Topaz Marine Engineering team to help the company realise its full potential”.

Topaz Marine Engineering (Nico International and Nico Craft LLC) offers a comprehensive range of marine repair and boatbuilding services from facilities in Dubai, Fujairah and Abu Dhabi.