New Personnel and Offices Pave the Way for Planned Growth
Auckland, New Zealand – Oceanmax, leading innovator of underwater coatings, announced today the next phase of its planned global expansion to support greater market penetration for its existing line and new introductions planned for Q3, 2019 and beyond.
Oceanmax is scheduled to open new offices in Europe and America to support their continual growth. These locations will serve as centers of excellence for new products, enhance support for current and future customers and allow for deeper integration with soon-to-be-announced partners around the globe.
To drive sales and business growth, current Oceanmax CEO Clint Jones will assume the role of President International Sales. His responsibilities will include global sales and support staff, channel development, and international expansion. Chris Baird, former Managing Director for Fusion Entertainment will assume the role of CEO/Managing Director on August 12th.
“We are embarking on a truly exciting growth path and we are thrilled to welcome Chris to the Oceanmax family,” said Jones. “A seasoned marine business leader, Chris will manage our company’s overall direction and growth, while I focus on developing the teams and strategies to increase our worldwide sales presence.”
“Oceanmax is poised for significant growth in the coming years as we expand our product offerings with new innovations and acquisitions,” said Chris Baird, CEO, Oceanmax. “I am honoured to join this talented Kiwi company and help guide the business into what is certain to be a very exciting future.”
The Oceanmax product line consists of Propspeed, its industry-leading foul-release system for propellers and running gear, as well as its groundbreaking transparent foul-release coating specifically formulated for underwater lights, Lightspeed.
For more information on Oceanmax or its industry-leading coatings, please visit www.oceanmax.com.
Oceanmax develops high-performance products that make marine craft more efficient and economical to run and maintain, with an eye toward doing the least harm to humans and the marine environment. Oceanmax manufactures and distributes Propspeed, recognized globally as the leading product for preventing marine growth on underwater metals. Biofouling – the accumulation of marine life on ships’ hulls – increases drag and costs the global shipping industry an estimated $7.5 billion a year in wasted fuel. Based in New Zealand, where sailing excellence is culturally ingrained, Propspeed has become a worldwide phenomenon throughout the marine industry.
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