John Ferguson co-founded Howco Group in Kilsyth, Scotland in 1982. Howco Group is the largest independent supplier and processor of steel, chrome moly, duplex, stainless, and nickel- based alloys for the oil and gas industry, offering services in manufacturing, distribution, and project management. For over 40 years, Mr. Ferguson has been involved in all commercial aspects of growth, taking Howco from a self-funded start-up company operating from a single location to its current market leading position in the oil and gas service industry, with 11 operating locations in 6 countries across three continents. Mr Ferguson also previous served as Senior Vice President of Oilfield Equipment for Sumitomo Corporation of America.
Mr. Ferguson is the Founder and Managing Director of Ben Nevis Capital, which invests in startups at the seed stage. He currently serves on the board of Fyffe’s PLC, an international produce grower, importer and distributor group; and is on the board of Howco Group where he serves as Chairman Emeritus.