Jeff Webber appointed chief commercial officer at Barton Marine

In a newly created role of chief commercial officer, Jeff Webber will be responsible for driving forward Barton Marine Equipment’s marine and industrial positions globally.

Working with the sales department, he will aid cooperation and building ever closer partnerships with current and developing accounts, alongside assisting with product development, and marketing strategies.

Webber has decades of experience in the marine industry which began with him buying a van and make his living selling second hand chandlery at boat jumbles across the UK. With an ingrained desire to succeed, he then moved on to establish, expand and then sell the renowned One Stop Chandlery in Maldon, Essex, UK.

Since then, his marine industry career has helped him gain vast experience in global sales, distribution, and manufacturing, with roles at Marine & Industrial, Wilks and Flexiteek, followed by his most recent position at Davey & Co as MD. Barton says Webber’s wealth of knowledge from years in the industry and his technical background will serve him well in his new position to drive the company’s ambitious expansion plans.

“I have used Barton blocks since the age of five on my first dinghy and have worked closely with the team at various times throughout my career, so already feel affiliated with the business,” says Webber. “I am very much looking forward to the new challenge and fresh opportunities to be found in such a hugely well-known and respected marine manufacturer. From the development of new products, to expanding the markets in which Barton operates, it is an exciting time.”

Suzanne Blaustone, Barton Marine CEO says: ”Many new growth opportunities are opening up to us at Barton, so now is the right time to expand our management team and push the business forward to the next level. We have known Jeff for many years and it is great to be able to appoint him to the position of CCO. We know he will make a valuable addition to the team with his passion for the marine industry, his free-flowing ideas and wide network of contacts around the world. We look forward to him joining the team and to getting started on the task at hand.”

Webber will officially start at Barton Marine on the 1st November and will be attending METSTRADE shortly after to meet Barton’s existing worldwide partners and colleagues.

Earlier this year, Barton launched SkyDock, a roof space storage solution for loads up to 80kg/175lbs.

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