Yanmar Marine International announces key appointments

Teruyuki Yamaoka has been named vice president and Floris Lettinga has been promoted to director sales and marketing at Yanmar Marine International.

Yamaoka's previous roles include planning division manager and director of operations at Yanmar America Corp. and sales planning and strategy senior manager at Hokuto Yanmar Corp.

“My goal is to build a strong Yanmar brand in the global market and develop a robust team that is able to differentiate our products and provide solutions to meet customer needs," Yamaoka said. "I am very excited to start work in my new role in an industry which I have been involved and familiar with since I was very young.”

Lettinga will be responsible for overseeing sales, marketing, after-sales and external relations and ensuring Yanmar’s proven expertise and technological innovations as a total system supplier continue to meet customer needs across the world.

“All my years of experience in the marine industry with Yanmar, working in a variety of different countries and markets and in various sales engineering and project-based positions, have prepared me for this new role,” Lettinga said. “I am looking forward to the challenge and further developing our presence in the global market place with our leisure light duty commercial engines and other integrated solutions.”

Lettinga started his career with Yanmar in 2003 as a sales engineer for the leisure marine market in the Benelux, progressing to area manager marine for Europe and then project specialist for marine, leisure and commercial high-speed engines with Yanmar Co. Ltd, in Osaka, Japan, before returning to specialize  in European, Russian, and African sales.

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