Seldén Mast expands sales team

L-R Martin Lown, Klevisa Gjonaj, James Harley and Nigel Palmer

Gosport-based Seldén Mast Ltd has strengthened its sales team with four new appointments.

Seldén says the four new hires will support its recent growth and help expand the sales of its spars, deck hardware, and furling systems into new markets.

Steve Norbury, managing director at Seldén Mast Ltd, comments: “It is a truly exciting time at Seldén as the business expands and we move into new markets and territories. I’m delighted to welcome our new team members, each chosen for their industry or role specific experience, who’ll be helping to drive this growth even further.”

Supporting Seldén’s network of distributors and dealers in the UK, James Harley takes on the role of Account Manager responsible for the UK aftermarket.

Joining Seldén with seven years marine industry experience, Harley has previously worked as an Account Manager and an Area Sales manager in the sector, including time spent at other well-known marine equipment manufacturers.

Having worked extensively with both distributors and manufacturers in the marine leisure market, Seldén says Harley’s established customer relationships and product knowledge make him ideally suited to his new position.

“I’m very pleased to be working with Seldén Mast, such a well-known and respected brand in the industry,” says James. 

“The welcome I have received from the team has been fantastic and I’m excited to be joining them to work with existing and new customers within the UK aftermarket to help the company grow and succeed.” 

With 20 years sales experience in the electronics manufacturing sector, Nigel Palmer joins Seldén as an Account Manager with focus on OEM sales.

Returning to the marine industry where he started his career building aluminium masts before moving into technical sales, Palmer is responsible for Seldén’s OEM customers, including luxury yacht brands Oyster Yachts and Swan.

Palmer comments: “Selden Mast is the global leader in mast design and manufacture for a vast range of boats which makes this position hugely interesting and also extremely challenging as the level of expectation for customer service is very high. 

“I feel very lucky to be able to use my many years of experience in technical sales in a sport that I am passionate about.”

Focusing on the dinghy side of the business, Martin Lown joins Seldén’s growing sales team as Dinghy Export Account Manager.

Lown has been working in the marine industry since 2010, including running an RYA training centre in Dubai and five years as the general manager of a yacht training school in the UK.

In his new role, Lown will be responsible for sales, logistics and customer service for Seldén’s dinghy customers worldwide.

Complementing the team and providing comprehensive administrative support is new Sales Coordinator Klevisa Gjonaj.

With almost a decade of marine industry experience, primarily from customer facing roles within the yacht charter market, Gjonaj is responsible for fielding customer service enquiries and processing sales orders.

Main image: L-R Martin Lown, Klevisa Gjonaj, James Harley and Nigel Palmer

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