KENT, England — Ocean Signal, a manufacturer of communication and safety at sea products, has appointed James Hewitt as sales and marketing manager for the UK and overseas markets.
According to Ocean Signal, Hewitt has extensive experience in marine industry electronics having worked with a leading UK electronics manufacturer as export sales manager. His experience with yachting also includes competing in national, European and world championships in dinghies, keel boats and currently a J109.
"It's great to have James Hewitt on board at this exciting time for Ocean Signal," Ocean Signal Managing Director Alan Wrigley said. "Having launched our SafeSea range throughout Europe and USA, we are now delivering extensive product orders to our new distribution chain. It will be James's task to continue that momentum and assist in expanding our distribution internationally in both the leisure and commercial markets. His experience and enthusiasm will help Ocean Signal to develop global brand recognition."
"The opportunity to be a part of Ocean Signal at such an early and important stage in its growth is certainly very exciting and I relish the challenges that this will undoubtedly bring," Hewitt said. "Ocean Signal may be a new name in world of EPIRB's, SART's and GMDSS, but the engineers behind the technology have been producing world leading products for many years and I am delighted to be a part of the team."
Ocean Signal is based in Margate, Kent, where the SafeSea product range was developed and is now manufactured.