Dometic Marine makes three key appointments

MIAMI – Dometic Marine, a manufacturer of marine air conditioning and sanitation systems and equipment, has recently made key personnel changes, the company reported at the Miami International Boat Show today.

Robert Sagulin becomes vice president of marine new product strategies; Kester Petersson takes on the role of aftermarket director of sales and marketing for Europe, Middle East and Africa; and Ned Trigg, senior vice president of global system sales, re-locates to the U.K.

Frank Marciano, president of Dometic Marine, said the changes “better position the marine division to take advantage of growth opportunities in the European, Middle East, African and Asia Pacific regions” and “optimizes the skills of these key people so they can further grow and help Dometic Marine achieve its long term business objectives.”

In his new role, Sagulin will be responsible for the development and sourcing of new products across the Dometic brand portfolio worldwide, the company explained. He brings 25 years of experience at Dometic and a thorough background in engineering and sales to the position, the company stated.

“2010 will be another challenging year, but I plan to focus on establishing a robust strategy for a dynamic product offering, strong branding and consistent distribution that will prepare Dometic for the marine industry’s expectant return to growth,” said Sagulin.

Trigg, who offers 22 years of experience at Dometic, is relocating to the UK “to better serve the key growth territories of Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific,” according to the company.

In his new role, Petersson, who has been with Dometic for 11 years, will manage the aftermarket sales teams within Europe, the Middle East and Africa and will support regional country managers with strategic advice and support.

“We are optimistic that recovery will be seen in the after-market first so I will be preparing Dometic to maximize this expected upturn,” he said.

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