Newport, Rhode Island-based Siren Marine recently promoted two team members to key managerial positions to help meet growing demand for its Connected Boat technology. As adoption of Siren Marine technology spreads across boating enthusiasts, marinas, OEM boat builder partners and other industry stakeholders, the company has found it necessary to scale up its operations on several levels. In addition to promoting from within to fill these key positions, several new hires are being made to ensure continued growth.
Sam Handy has been promoted to the position of director of marketing. With a background in marketing and business and a personal passion for spending time on the water, Siren said Handy is ideally suited to fulfill the important post as the company strives to continue its rapid growth. Handy first joined Siren Marine in February 2017 as marketing coordinator, and rapidly took on new responsibilities as the company launched its Siren MTC (Monitor|Track|Control) system and Siren Marine app nationwide and around the world.
Prior to joining Siren, Handy worked for the Rhode Island Marine Trades Association (RIMTA), starting as a part-time marketing intern and quickly working his way to becoming a full-time marketing coordinator for the organization.
In addition to his current position at Siren Marine, Handy also continues to serve on the steering committee of RIMTA Future, an under-40 young professionals group aimed at promoting professional development within the marine industry.
Handy’s list of educational credentials includes graduating from Salve Regina University in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Global Business & Economics, then adding a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from the same university in 2016.
Steven Napoli was also recently promoted, being named Siren Marine’s supply chain/fulfillment manager, tasked with keeping product manufacturing and delivery running smoothly. Napoli joined Siren in Fall 2017, serving in a technical support role while also assisting with general customer service, sales and inquiries. Napoli’s new position addresses Siren’s need for managing the supply chain and ordering processes during a period of rapid growth.
Napoli graduated in 2008 from the Massachusetts Maritime Academy with a major in Emergency Management and Homeland Security. Napoli worked for seven years at the Red Cross and later at the Harvard School of Public Health. Like Handy, Napoli is a Rhode Island native with a life-long passion for sailing, fishing and boating.
“Sam and Steve are valued members of our Siren Marine family, and both have played pivotal roles in getting us to where we are today,” said Siren Marine CEO and Founder Daniel Harper. “We’re fortunate to have such talent onboard that we can promote, knowing they can handle additional responsibilities without missing a beat. With their expertise and energy behind us, I’m confident we can meet our goal of making every boat a connected boat in the near future."