John Baross founds Axis Limited 01/05/2009After a successful exit from Sigma Offshore Limited, (a company that John founded in 2003 and, as its Managing Director and the co-inventor of the Smart Mooring and Fluid Transfer System (SMS), took the company through its first years, developing its client base, developing the SMS concept, gaining venture capital finance in 2007, and in supervising the SMS model tests and gaining associated DnV approvals for the system in 2008), John has now founded Axis limited. Axis has been founded primarily to support the floating production industry with project management and design engineering services. As John says "through alignment with our customer's goals and by achieving consistent high quality performance, it is Axis' vision to become a provider of choice for the provision of project management and engineering services to the oil and gas floating production industry worldwide". Malcolm Mathieson, who has held the CFO or Finance Director position in a number of listed companies, has joined Axis as its Finance Director and several senior engineering consultants have joined the company now making up its core team. John Baross says it is gratifying that from the outset Axis has been awarded work based on the confidence that clients have in the personnel involved working within a tried and tested Quality Management System. Read a news item on additional funding for Sigma and John's exit here.