People, February 2010
Recent personnel movements around the industry…
Radamec Control Systems welcomes David Payne
David Payne joins Radamec as a new addition to their marine sales team.
Mr Payne is well known in the leisure marine market having spent over 15 years dealing directly with builders and project managers, the last seven of which were at Mastervolt, growing its OEM business for electrical power and monitoring systems in both the marine and specialist automotive markets.
Mr Payne joins as marine sales manager and will concentrate on expanding Radamec refit and new build business in the commercial shipping and superyacht market.
Volvo Ocean Race gains Greg Miall
Greg Miall has joined the Volvo Ocean Race as commercial director. Mr Miall is the former managing director of Sport magazine in the UK, and global sales director of newspaper group Metro International.
With a background in sponsorship activation, global media and innovative partnerships, he brings considerable commercial experience and influence to this 37-year old global event.
New appointments at Marine & Industrial Transmissions
Marine & Industrial Transmissions has appointed two new directors. Gary Clarke has been appointed service & aftermarket director while Martin Jackson becomes sales & marketing director.
At the same time Peter Edy has taken up the new senior management appointment of chief engineer to work on special contracts and the development of the future aftermarket business.
New management appointments include Dave Little as sales office and applications manager and Anne Ball, in addition to her existing administration managers role, takes responsibility for MIT’s health & safety, quality assurance and training programmes.
Sailing Logic appoints Sharon Hayward
Sharon Hayward joins Sailing Logic as the company’s Business Development Manager.
Ms Hayward brings with her eight years of diverse experience gained in various sales and marketing sectors, including cosmetics, finances – and beer. More recently she has been working with Neilson Active Holidays as a flotilla skipper with a focus on customer service.
She joins the Sailing Logic team to manage the company’s sales strategy and its implementation. This remit includes identifying new corporate charter business, a tough call in a tough economic climate, and she will also be developing the RYA Sailing School side of the business.
Ms Hayward’s passion for sailing combines perfectly with her commercial skills and experience. (Did I mention beer?)
She joins the company as it moves into new waterfront offices at Shamrock Quay, Southampton.
New appointments for Tacktick
Tacktick has made a number of new staff appointments.
Ben Hodgson-Kerry joined the company in January 2010 as the new UK sales executive.
Mr Hodgson-Kerry studied at Southampton Institute and has spent the last three years at Navimo in their Technical Sales department. Mr Hodgson-Kerry will be looking after sales of Tacktick and Suunto products for the whole of the UK, Scotland, Ireland and the Channel Islands. It is envisioned he will spend much of his time on the road expanding business with the chandleries, electronics installers and OEM customers within his territories.
Mr Hodgson-Kerry has taken over this role from longstanding Tacktick employee, James Hewitt who has now moved into an export role and will be managing Tacktick’s distributors for Australia, Italy, The Netherlands, Germany and Sweden.
Also new to the company is Benedicte Butcher who has joined the Tacktick administration team working exclusively in the French market and helping the company’s transition to direct sales. Mr Butcher is a native French speaker with a Masters degree in marketing, finance and accounting who brings extensive experience of European business to the team.
The final appointment is that of Mickael Audic who has joined Tacktick’s R&D team in France as an electronics engineer. Mr Audic has recently been working in the electronics security and tracking sector as well as on radar beacons for the marine industry. Mr Audic will be working on new product development for Tacktick, specifically looking at the hardware and software design of future products.
Ultrasonic Antifouling appoints Nick Griffin
Nick Griffin joins Ultrasonic Antifouling as sales development manager.
His role will be to build and co-ordinate a network of Approved Installation Centres around the world that will act as fitting agents for the company’s range of products.
Nick Griffin joins the company with over 10 years experience in marine electronics and boat brokerage.
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