ERG Directors and Department Managers

James Scott-Bowden, Group Managing Director

James Scott-Bowden

Group Managing Director

With a degree in civil engineering and an early career in the British army, followed by an MBA and commercial success in sales of process technologies in both the USA and the UK, James has been at the head of the ERG group since 2001.  James has a strong emphasis on industrial sales and guides the Group’s overall strategy with passion, growing the company in the UK and internationally.

Richard Hanson, Managing Director ERG (Air Pollution Control)

Richard Hanson

Managing Director
ERG (Air Pollution Control) Ltd

Richard studied Chemical Engineering at Cambridge University and is a Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers. He has spent his entire career in environmental and process engineering and has been with ERG for over 20 years, including in proposals and process engineering, engineering and operations management, and as managing director since 2013. Richard also established ERG’s Middle East office and built the core team in Jordan.

Peter Batt, Group Commercial Director

Peter Batt

Group Commercial Director

Prior to joining ERG in 2015, Peter has 25 years of positions at Board and senior management level in Commercial Management, Business Development, Financial Management, Sales and Strategic Business planning. Peter has worked in Process Engineering, Construction, Defence, Government and Oil and Gas/Energy Sector markets for private ownership companies. Peter studied Environmental Science at Plymouth University and is a Member of IMAREST.

Hamish McWillie, Managing Director ERG APC Maintenance Ltd

Hamish McWillie

Managing Director
ERG APC Maintenance Ltd

Hamish has a wealth of knowledge and experience of air and water treatment. He studied Chemistry with the OU, and went on to further study of Electrical Engineering. Hamish has been with ERG for over 25 years, including commissioning, pilot plant scale treatability studies, proposals and as Electrical Manager since 2010 and has been head of the Maintenance team since 2018.

Martin Bulman, General Manager/Director ERG (Plastic Fabrication) Ltd

Martin Bulman

General Manager/Director
ERG (Plastic Fabrication) Ltd

Martin has worked all his career in the Plastic Fabrication industry, including working overseas on a number of projects. Martin joined ERG(PF) in 2013 and has risen through the ranks from Plastic Fabricator up to his current position of General Manager where he oversees the running of the ERG(PF) division.

Nick James, Operations Director ERG (Air Pollution Control) Ltd

Nick James

Operations Director
ERG (Air Pollution Control) Ltd

Nick has over 20 years’ experience in project management with ERG as well as periods with M&E main contractors. He supplements his pragmatic approach to implementing project delivery with a drive for commercial clarity and insists on maintaining the highest H&S standards on site. Nick is a Member of the Association of Project Managers and a Technical Member of IOSH.

Mike Wharton, Engineering Director ERG (Air Pollution Control) Ltd

Mike Wharton

Engineering Director
ERG (Air Pollution Control) Ltd

Mike has over 35 years fabrication and design experience following an HNC in Mechanical & Production Engineering. He has worked for large Process and Manufacturing/ Production Design companies and has been involved with gas scrubbing systems since 1994. Mike has been with ERG since 2005, initially as a Design Engineer and has progressed through the ranks to his current role of Engineering Director where he leads a strong team of Mechanical Engineers and CAD Designers

Ed Hooper, Industrial Sales and Technical Director ERG (Air Pollution Control) Ltd

Ed Hooper

Industrial Sales and Technical Director
ERG (Air Pollution Control) Ltd

Ed brings considerable industrial knowledge and enthusiastic drive to his role, leading the industrial sales team. Prior to joining ERG’s senior team in 2016, Ed had 15 years’ experience of designing, installing and commissioning process plant equipment, and managing capital engineering projects in the pharmaceuticals, energy, renewables and utilities sectors. He is a chartered member of IChemE and a chemical engineering graduate of UMIST.

Yousif Alshafie, Middle East Regional Manager ERG (Air Pollution Control) Ltd

Yousif Alshafie

Middle East Regional Manager
ERG (Air Pollution Control) Ltd

Yousif studied Industrial Engineering at University of Jordan and is a member of Jordan Engineering Association and Associate Member of the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE). He has spent his career in engineering and management and has been with ERG for over 13 years, including in sales and proposals, project engineering, engineering and operations management, and as general manager since 2013. Yousif also worked in HVAC systems design, sales, and construction, and in supply chain management for private ownership companies.

Sam Oughton, Process Engineering Manager ERG (Air Pollution Control) Ltd

Sam Oughton

Process Engineering Manager
ERG (Air Pollution Control) Ltd

Sam studied chemical engineering at the University of Bath and is a chartered member of the Institution of Chemical Engineers. With previous experience working within the Energy From Waste sector, Sam joined ERG in 2014 as a Process Engineer and now leads the team. Sam routinely manages our FEED studies and has considerable experience of project development from concept, through detailed design to commissioning and performance verification on site.

Ken Hooper, Sales and Proposals Manager ERG (Air Pollution Control) Ltd

Ken Hooper

Sales and Proposals Manager
ERG (Air Pollution Control) Ltd

After a degree in Chemistry, Ken’s career has been focused on industrial and environmental engineering sales and proposals for a variety of industry sectors. With a strong emphasis on people and business relationships, and building on post‐graduate management studies, Ken brings drive and energy to ERG’s proposals team. Ken joined ERG in 2010 and leads the sales activity for our Odour Control clients.

Brian Vogét, Electrical Engineering Manager ERG (Air Pollution Control) Ltd

Brian Vogét

Electrical Engineering Manager
ERG (Air Pollution Control) Ltd

Brian has 35 years’ experience of practical electrical engineering, working for a variety of construction and manufacturing companies in electrical, instrumentation, commissioning and maintenance roles. His experience includes marine, robotics, HVAC, steel manufacture, brewing, energy and environmental sectors. Brian joined ERG in 2012 as a commissioning engineer and brings significant knowledge of our systems to his electrical engineering management position.

Rami Owais, Middle East Technical Manager ERG (Air Pollution Control) Ltd

Rami Owais

Middle East Technical Manager
ERG (Air Pollution Control) Ltd

Rami joined ERG in 2008 as a process and proposals engineer and has been involved with every significant project the Middle East office has carried out, including proposals and detailed engineering. Rami was promoted to technical and proposals manager in 2013 and leads the team of proposals, process, design and CAD engineers. Rami hold a masters degree in Chemical Engineering, is a chartered member of IChemE and a member of the Jordan Engineering Association.

Raji Jaber, Middle East Sales Manager ERG (Air Pollution Control) Ltd

Raji Jaber

Middle East Sales Manager
ERG (Air Pollution Control) Ltd

Raji studied mechanical engineering at the University of Jordan and is member of the Jordan Engineering Association. He joined ERG in 2017 handing sales management and business development for the Middle East region. Raji’s previous experience was in HVAC systems design, sales and project management, including around 15 years in the Gulf area.

Rachel Wood, Frameworks Manager ERG APC Maintenance Ltd

Rachel Wood

Frameworks Manager
ERG APC Maintenance Ltd

Rachel has a degree in Environmental Management from the University of Surrey and is an IQMS IEMA qualified lead auditor. Prior to joining ERG in 2011, Rachel worked for the Environment Agency and a private company with varying roles including instrumentation officer, service engineer and client account manager. At ERG, Rachel manages our framework contracts and servicing team, ensuring all KPI’s are achieved and sales and project management communications work smoothly.

Maz Bayoumi, Sales and Projects Manager ERG APC Maintenance Ltd

Maz Bayoumi

Projects Manager
ERG APC Maintenance Ltd

Since joining ERG in 2012, Maz has gained a reputation for being reliable and enterprising. His current role managing the maintenance projects team combines sales, planning, client communications, and site quality and safety. Maz’s previous experience includes work with industrial pipework installation, and governmental energy and environmental sector work in Saudi Arabia. He is a Prince2 qualified project manager and holds an HND in aerospace engineering.

UK office: +44 1403 290 000 Middle East office: +962 6515 9021 Email: info@ergapc.co.uk
UK office: +44 1403 290 000
Middle East office: +962 6515 9021
Email: info@ergapc.co.uk
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