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Marine industry veteran Bill Michel joins Maritimo in key role as Director of Business Development

by Maritimo 8 Nov 2022 21:29 PST

Leading Australian luxury motor yacht manufacturer, Maritimo, continues to thrive in a record sales period, driven by new model launches and introductions. In order to help manage this growth and ensure Maritimo continues to deliver a best-in-class experience for its clients, the company announced that industry veteran Bill Michel has joined its senior management team as the Director of Business Development—Americas.

Bill will leverage his vast international marine industry experience to complement Maritimo Americas seasoned team across multiple areas, including dealer and sales development, customer service, and marketing. He is based in South Florida and will travel throughout the Americas to engage with Maritimo's sales teams and customer base.

"Maritimo is in a period of unprecedented growth," says Dave Northrop, Maritimo President of the Americas. "Having someone of Bill's caliber and background to help lead us into the future and help manage our continued anticipated growth is a key element to our long-term initiatives."

Prior to joining Maritimo, Bill was the Managing Director of SureShade and New Product Development for Lippert; owner of TaylorMade Systems, Lewmar, and SureShade.. While there, Bill oversaw the day-to-day operations and was responsible for the strategic planning of marine products. His international business skills were sharpened while working for nearly 24 years at Uflex USA, a division of the Italian based Ultraflex Group. As Vice President/Managing Director, Bill was responsible for all facets of Uflex USA's domestic business including sales, manufacturing, marketing, and distribution. All of these key areas will serve him well in his new role at Maritimo.

"I've followed Maritimo's success for years and enjoyed a prior working relationship with Dave Northrop," says Bill. "To be able to join this team and company at such an exciting time is truly a wonderful opportunity. During the past few months, I've really enjoyed getting to know all our wonderful owners as well and look forward to meeting them all!"

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