PEWAUKEE, Wis. - Harken Yacht Equipment has named Jim Andersen as its Northeast sales manager and Scott Norman as a Southeast regional salesman, the company reported in a press release yesterday.
In his new position, Andersen will work with boat manufacturers in the Northeastern U.S. and coordinate Harken sales efforts in that region, focusing primarily on the OEM market. He will also provide input into the company's overall sales and product development strategy working closely with Harken sales manager, Tim Kent.
Andersen was the sales/marketing manager at Carroll Marine prior to moving to US Watercraft where he served as COO.
“Jim comes to Harken with extensive marine industry and sales management experience - we are impressed with his background,” said Olaf Harken, the company's vice president. “If you ask anyone in the business, all would agree that Jim and Harken are a perfect fit - we are delighted to have him on board.”
Norman will work actively in sales and service with Harken's OEM and aftermarket accounts throughout the region. He will serve as assistant to Southeastern sales manager Neil Harvey in both sales and technical service functions, as well as actively promote and support Harken at select regattas in the Southeast.
“Scott comes to Harken with a tremendous hands-on working knowledge of junior sailing and intercollegiate sailing.” said Olaf Harken. “We are very happy to have additional support for Neil Harvey in the Southeast to help him maintain his high level of service to our customers.”