Chief Executive Officer
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Alfie is CEO and founder of ACE Winches. Graduating with a Marine Engineering Apprenticeship, Alfie worked as a Downhole Vale Specialist in the oil and gas industry. In tandem he opened a marine and hydraulic engineering workshop manufacturing deck equipment to service the fishing industry.
When the fishing industry started to downturn, Alfie looked to new markets for his deck equipment, primarily oil and gas. Since then Alfie has continued to evolve and adjust the ACE Winches offering to suit the ever-changing industries in which we work, expanding beyond deck equipment to other applications such as shore approach.
ACE Winches is the trading name of Alfred Cheyne Engineering Limited, and Alfie has seized opportunities to expand the business, establishing engineering, hire equipment and personnel, services and Winch Academy divisions.
Alfie was named Scottish CEO of the Year in 2013 at the Scottish Business Awards and the 2012 Institute of Directors’ Global Director of the Year. A series of prestigious awards for ACE Winches has been attained over the years, including two prestigious Queen’s Awards for Enterprise in International Trade.