Robert Boyd of Bo’ness has been made an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours, for his services to the pipeline industry and to the community.
His company, EDC Pipework Services operated for over 20 years in Throsk, near Stirling.
At its peak it employed nearly 100 people in skilled jobs, including workers from Bo’ness.
Those employed included welders, pipe fitters, estimaters and project engineers.
The firm led many large projects at the Grangemouth Refinery and BP Chemicals and beyond and supplied specialist equipment to big companies in the USA and UK.
Robert was previously deputy director and general manager for mechanical and construction services at the John Brown Group’s Scottish pipeline and civil engineering firm.
He is a Pipeline Industries Guild honorary member and a past chairman of its Scottish branch. Robert is also a fellow of the Institute of Directors.
A supporter of his local community, Robert advises on all new building and development projects at Carriden Church. He is a member of model aircraft clubs and has served as secretary at Linlithgow Model Flying Club.
Robert will attend Buckingham Palace with wife Margaret later this year for his investiture.
This week he said: “When I heard the news that I was receiving this honour I was simply lost for words and felt so proud and humbled by this magnificent surprise.
“I feel very privileged to be chosen for this award in The Queen’s Birthday Honours List.”
Friend Stephen Marr said: “It is a great honour. I am delighted for him.”