OTAQ Welcomes Three New Faces to Further Expand the Teams in the UK and Chile.

14th August 2023

As part of OTAQ’s growth strategy, we are delighted to welcome three new faces to OTAQ to aid in unlocking new market areas and geographic regions for OTAQ’s products and technologies as well as the continued development of operational capabilities, processes, and personnel.

Will Buchan and Philip Pearson will be joining OTAQ UK, and Paulina Oyarzún will be the newest member of OTAQ Chile.

These new experts bring with them a combined total of 45 years of experience in the industry, and we are looking forward to tapping into their expertise in order to continue OTAQ’s growth.


Phil is coming into OTAQ as Group Operations Manager, working across the entire company to coordinate production activities and the continued development of our capabilities and employees. Bringing with him over 25 years of experience in the offshore industry and handling a variety of projects from £20k – £7.5m, Phil is no stranger to handling multiple projects and managing several departments and processes.



Will’s 14 years of industry experience in international markets sets him up perfectly for his role as Business Development Manager at OTAQ. Will’s focus will be on the further development of global geographic markets for OTAQ’s Offshore energy-related products, including class-leading subsea leak detection technology OceanSense, power-over-Internet ethernet cameras, lights and integration devices for survey and inspection ROVs and sledges, as well as OTAQ’s UK-made underwater connectors and penetrators.


Paulina is joining OTAQ’s Chile team in Puerto Montt to support administration control and sales activities. She brings with her extensive experience in commercial planning, marketing, international affairs, and managing sales channels, making her a valuable new addition who enhances the local capabilities of the team.

Phil Newby, OTAQ’s CEO, is looking forward to welcoming these talented new members to the team:
“Our new members are coming in at an exciting time where we are experiencing a growing demand for our existing products in buoyant market conditions, as well as our exciting new product developments coming close to launching. They all will be joining as part of our business strategy, adding further resources to focus on areas where we recognise there is potential for sizeable growth for our products and technologies.”

OTAQ look forward to continuing to consistently improve our team, our processes and our technologies to provide world-class services to our customers.

We will be in touch with new updates soon!