Derek Paterson has joined Becht as Operations Manager of the newly formed Dimensional Control department. The department is designed to complement the services offered by the existing Laser Scan division however will stand as its own entity within Becht. Services will include any project that requires a high degree of accuracy in its measurements. Projects the department has completed with Becht since formation include: New and existing pipe verification, subsea template verification, fabricated spool QC, piping construction isometric development, flow measurement nozzle positioning and alignment.
Derek has been involved in Dimensional Control (DC) services since 1997. Raised in Aberdeen, Scotland, Derek arrived in America in 2003 as lead DC surveyor on the BP Holstein project. In 2009 Derek established his own company which lead to a partnership with a major service company in 2011. Since then Derek has performed the role as DC Operations Manager.
Derek is based in League City Texas and has a family of 2 boys (11&12) and a girl (3). He says there is not much time for hobbies due to work and children’s activities. However, he does try and squeeze in a round of golf and visit to the driving range when time permits and enjoys a beer and a game of corn hole with his neighbors to relax in the evenings.
He attended Aberdeen College in Aberdeen, Scotland and holds a Mechanical Engineering degree.
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