EC-OG, a leader in intelligent energy management and storage technologies for the energy industry, has appointed Bob Black to the Board in the role of non-executive director. He will act as the Board representative of EC-OG’s investors, Par Equity.

Bob has 30 years of experience across the international oil and gas and defence industries, and was previously CEO of unmanned maritime systems software solutions provider, SeeByte. He holds a PhD in physics from the University of Edinburgh.

EC-OG’s core Intelligent Energy Management System (IEMS) and Halo technologies are dedicated to providing intelligent energy management and renewable energy integration to high value applications, using in-house developed smart microgrid controllers combined with high density, safe and reliable Lithium-ion battery technology.

Following the appointment of Bob MacDonald as chairman in January 2021, Bob Black is the second EC-OG Board appointment of this year.

Richard Knox, managing director at EC-OG said: “Battery systems have been identified as central to the transition to a low carbon energy system. In the underwater environment, our battery system technologies provide a reliable, local power enabler for remote and autonomous operations. With an extensive track record in the growth of technology and consulting businesses to international markets, Bob joins at an important time for our business and will help propel our plans for rapid global growth within the energy transition.”

Bob Black added: “I am pleased to join the Board of EC-OG at such a significant time in the company’s growth trajectory. EC-OG’s technology portfolio will be a crucial enabler of energy transition, with broad applications across the underwater, offshore and onshore environment.”