Former Maersk Oil global logistics leader to head up ASCO operations function

Steve Mitchell has been appointed to the Senior Management team at ASCO, taking up the role of Operations Director (Scotland) as the materials management company continues its drive for efficiency through digitalisation.

Steve, who will be based at ASCO HQ in Aberdeen, will play a pivotal role in the future growth and development of ASCO's business - with a focus on the operation of the company's supply bases in Peterhead and Aberdeen. 

Commenting on his appointment, Steve said: "I'm looking forward to joining the team at ASCO, a company with strong local heritage and presence. This is a tremendous opportunity for me to apply my industry experience and contribute to ASCO's development and growth, and I very much look forward to the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead." 

Steve has worked in oil and gas for 34 years and has experience both in the UK and internationally with several major international oil companies including Chevron, Oryx Energy, Kerr-McGee and latterly Maersk Oil, where he held the role of Global Head of Logistics.  In his role at Maersk, Steve created a corporate centre of excellence for logistics and provided strategic and tactical leadership for transportation and logistics operations across the E&P value chain.

"I hope to use my experience to provide a deeper insight into the client's perspective and the challenges they face, and then work in collaboration to provide meaningful and mutually beneficial solutions. My aim is to challenge and eradicate inefficiencies and drive change where necessary, whilst continuing to deliver value and ensure our operations continue to be executed to the highest safety standards" he said.

ASCO Group CEO, Alan Brown added: "Steve brings a wealth of oil and gas logistics experience to ASCO and I am personally delighted to have him on board. His technical and commercial knowledge of the industry and his management skillset will prove to be valuable assets in his new role. I am sure he will help us drive the company strategy forward and help ASCO provide solutions that deliver on our clients' objectives."

Notes to editors: 

ASCO provide specialist materials and equipment management from demand creation to fulfilment. By deploying lean methodology, innovative systems, and leveraging data analytics, ASCO is at the forefront of driving supply chain efficiency in the oil and gas industry. The company is headquartered in Aberdeen, Scotland and operates globally from over 70 locations worldwide, and employs over 1,500 people.

Supply base management operations are augmented by a suite of complementary services, including materials and warehouse management, waste management, decommissioning, transport and logistics, training, personnel provision, fuel services and marine management. ASCO also delivers a range of specialist technical and advisory services in marine, materials and inventory and lifting operations. Operations are delivered using world class technology via our proprietary integrated Logistics Management System (iLMS). ASCO is owned by DH Private Equity Partners and ASCO Management. To find out more, visit