Eugene Morgan has been appointed business development director of BMT Defence Services Ltd, a subsidiary of independent design and engineering consultancy BMT Group Ltd. He takes over the responsibilities of David Rainford, the former commercial director at BMT Defence Services, who has been promoted to sector director for defence for BMT Group.

Morgan previously headed the systems engineering department within BMT Defence Services, where he was instrumental in growing the company’s systems business, expanding activities successfully from a historical focus on naval systems and platforms to serve customers in military land systems and commercial sectors.

“I’m delighted with my new role, which is even more challenging than my last,” said Morgan. “I’m keen to exploit this opportunity to offer a broader range of our independent, innovative thinking and expertise into new markets, while taking care of the needs of the many loyal customers who keep returning to us for our through life naval capability management services.”

Muir Macdonald, managing director of BMT Defence Services, said: “I welcome Eugene Morgan to our top management team. Eugene’s skills and qualities are familiar to us and our customers through his expansion of our systems engineering business. I expect him to make an enormous contribution to securing interesting and profitable work exploiting the full range of talents demonstrated by our truly outstanding people, at home and abroad.”