mayo 23, 2024

Press Release – Vetus Boosts Global Teams

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Vetus Boosts Global Teams With Key Appointments In Specialist Sales And Marketing Roles

VETUS, creator of complete boat systems, and innovator in electric propulsion solutions, has made significant employment announcements as part of a sustained initiative for growth and development.

Recently appointed as Sales Product Manager Glazing, Geert van der Veen returns to the VETUS family with additional experience in commercial and B2B sales. He will focus on expanding and strengthening relationships across this sector of the business.

“Ten years ago, I started my career at VETUS, first with two internships, and then several years working in sales and the warehouse. After a few years, I decided to try something different and expand my knowledge and experience elsewhere. My roles have always been in commercial sales with clients, honing my skills in this area along the way, I am looking forward to revisiting relationships with the VETUS clients, and building some new ones.”

The second announcement is the appointment of Maurice Fransen as the new Sales Product Manager, Electric Propulsion. He will focus on further consolidating relationships with OEMs and key clients in this important sector for VETUS.

“Innovation is an important part of the VETUS’ corporate philosophy, and I am excited to join this dynamic and inspiring new work environment where I can use my skills, experience, and energy to achieve new and challenging goals within the electric boating sector, where the technology is evolving so quickly.”

Maurice brings a wealth of international sales experience, having previously been employed for several years with Mercury Marine as Area Sales Manager (EMEA), and more recently with the Dutch electric boating specialist De Stille Boot, distributors for well-known electric propulsion brands. Experienced with OEMs, government and commercial business development, strategic planning, and recreational business development across the Benelux B2B and Marine Business networks.

Senior Digital Marketing Specialist Erik Peters also joins the expanding VETUS team, and will be responsible for the digital marketing activities, strengthening brand awareness, and enhancing the digital customer experience.

Erik previously worked for PEO, a company that supplies innovative technical products, software, and services for the medical market, including measuring instruments used in radiotherapy. “At PEO I was responsible for all online marketing activities for the various business units as well as corporate communication,” says Erik. “With my experience I can help to further develop VETUS’ digital strategy and find the right and most effective way in the sometimes-endless possibilities, applications, and technologies that digital marketing offers.”

These key appointments demonstrate VETUS’ continued investment in people and skills, and the company’s drive to dynamically expand its global teams in preparation for their move to brand new Headquarters in Schiedam, Q3 2024.

Media Contacts

Sander Gesink                                                          Alexia Fountain
VETUS                                                                       Saltwater Stone
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About VETUS – Creator of Boat Systems

Founded in 1964, VETUS sets the global standard in the design and manufacturing of complete onboard boat systems—including engines, bow thrusters and anchoring solutions—for recreational and small commercial vessels. VETUS prides itself on innovation and engineers the majority of its 4,000+ product lineup in-house. The company’s commitment to quality, reliability, and delivering superior customer experience has earned the trust of boaters, yacht builders, and marine training establishments all over the world.

VETUS has its headquarters in the Netherlands, with representation in 17 other countries and an unparalleled worldwide distribution and service network.

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