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Peter McAteer


Peter is the CEO at Sysmax, a market-leader in the areas of compliance, improvement and competency management. He has more than 35 years’ experience working with global leaders in high-risk industries such as oil and gas extraction, renewables, construction and infrastructure. Peter’s focus is on driving performance improvement though analysis of staff competency and business compliance, particularly in areas of technical risk analysis, high technology engineering and value optimisation. Peter works with our clients to ensure they make the most of the opportunities inherent within the Sysmax suite of products.


Murray Cormack


Murray is Chief Technical Officer at Sysmax, driving the technical development and constant improvement of our CaaS systems. He leads the product development teams and supports our clients to ensure effective deployment of the product range. He has more than 20 years’ experience in mid- to large-scale enterprise software design, development, architecture, and consultancy. He has worked in a variety of industries both in the UK and internationally. Murray spent seven years with Oracle as a Technology Manager, Solution Architect and Senior Principal Consultant. He holds a BSc In Computing Science from Robert Gordons University, Aberdeen.


John Skelton

Product & Quality Manager

As well as leading our information security protocols, John has overall responsibility for development and continuous improvement of Casmax. He built the dynamic four-dimensional reporting interface to minimise time and cost to clients using the system. John also developed the advanced search facility within Casmax to enable clients to identify key skills within an organisation, and the asset/role based Swiss Cheese reporting process. John holds a BSc (Hons) degree in computing awarded by the Robert Gordons University in Aberdeen.


June MacLeod

Systems Manager

June is our Systems Manager and the original developer of Casmax, our competency management product, which started as a database system in 1997. She has supported the competency systems deployment for all clients internationally since then. June also oversees the data integrity of our products and provides support and guidance to users. A particular area of focus is in the optimisation of support for numerous projects in oil and gas using Monte Carlo simulations.


Dean Johnstone

Product Manager / Lead Interaction Designer

Dean is responsible for the development and continuous improvement of the Sawmax product. He initiated the design of the product and has performed numerous upgrades since the initial system release. Dean built the Benchmax system in 2018. Dean also oversees the User Experience (UX) and User Interface (UI) for the full Sysmax product portfolio. Dean achieved an Honours degree in Digital Interaction Design from the University of Dundee.


Djamel Benlekehal

Engineering Manager

Djamel is an experienced engineering manager with international experience in oil and gas, renewables, and construction. He is responsible for the integrity of the Sysmax systems in meeting client needs. His in-depth analysis and real-world experience of client challenges enables the system capabilities to be leveraged to solve key client issues.


Rama Vadivel

Application Consultant

Rama is an internationally experienced engineer originally in the electrical engineering field within utilities. She is now responsible for system testing, analysis, and improvement within Sysmax. Her engineering insight is invaluable in product integrity and analysis. Her thorough understanding of both the system objectives and the system interrelationships is key to client success.


Timothy Mashinski

Engineering Manager (PT) at Sysmax

Tim performs engineering oversight, supporting business development and providing technical support for the Sysmax platforms. His particular focus is on deployments for oil and gas industry competency, risk management and auditing.