New appointments at Manor Marine, Seaward, and Torqeedo

Manor Marine appoints Leif Cooper as managing director

Cooper’s appointment to MD follows several years as operations director within the company.

During his time at Manor Marine, Cooper has managed several high-profile projects, including the build of the Manor Endurance and the launch of the Manor Initiative and Manor Enterprise for Manor Renewable Energy. He’s also overseen the improvement of the extensive Manor Marine facilities, the increase in workshop capacity and the growth of both the management and production teams at the Portland site.

Lee Skinner joins Seaward as new purchasing manager

Skinner joins Seaward at a crucial time, with a full order book and new vessel developments. Seaward says it needs the purchasing and logistics expertise that Skinner brings.

Torqeedo names Patrick Bucci as senior director for business development in North America

Bucci has been appointed as senior director for business development for Torqeedo’s electric and hybrid propulsion systems.

In this new position, Bucci will have responsibility for driving sales growth for Torqeedo’s project sales segment in North America, focusing on recreational, commercial and government opportunities primarily for the Deep Blue product line. He will work closely with naval architects, marine engineers, shipyards and end-users, along with the Torqeedo engineering team, to develop and deliver integrated and well-engineered electric and hybrid power packages.

Bucci brings 20 years of experience in marine sales to his new job. Since 2015, he has been president of B-Line Marine Consultants, providing strategic guidance in sales and marketing for companies in the leisure marine sector. He has also served as product/sales manager for OXE Diesel Outboards, vice president of US sales for Schaefer Yachts and national sales manager for Wellcraft Marine and Scarab Offshore Boats.

“I share Torqeedo’s vision of a greener and sustainable marine industry and welcome the opportunity to play a role in moving the industry away from dependence on fossil fuels to electric and hybrid propulsion,” says Bucci. “This is truly an exciting challenge.”

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