Ocean Signal: Ocean Signal Appoints Commercial Sales Manager

Kris Nieuwenhuis will focus on introducing the company’s new products to the market and growing sales of established SafeSea range

Kris Nieuwenhuis, Ocean Signal’s new global Commercial Sales Manager

Ocean Signal has appointed Kris Nieuwenhuis as its new global Commercial Sales Manager.

An experienced technical sales manager in the maritime industry with a strong background in AIS and marine safety, Nieuwenhuis will focus on launching upcoming Ocean Signal productsto the commercial sector. His new role will also involve increasing awareness of the Ocean Signal E101V float-free EPIRB with memory capsule for VDRs and growing sales of the established SafeSea range of GMDSS products.

Nieuwenhuis joins the safety and communication specialist following a three-year spell as Sales Manager at world leader in AIS technology and Ocean Signal distributor True Heading in the Netherlands. He gained further technical experience and understanding of navigation and safety planning and bridge layout on large vessels through previous engineering-based roles at Amels Shipyard and Feadship Shipyards.

Kris said: “After gaining real knowledge and insight in the field from my time at True Heading, I am looking forward to channelling my experience and my interest in safety and navigation into promoting Ocean Signal’s leading devices to the commercial market. I am already very familiar with the compact and well-designed Ocean Signal products from my work at True Heading. The Ocean Signal train is gathering momentum and I am very happy to be jumping on board.”

From his base in the Netherlands, Nieuwenhuis will work with the company’s network of distributors and dealers, and develop and strengthen connections with OEMs and partners across the world.

Managing Director Neil Jordan said: “Kris brings an impressive technical and engineering background in addition to his sales and client relations experience to his new role with us. I am confident he will be able to use his knowledge and connections to launch our new products, strengthen the presence of our established portfolio and consolidate Ocean Signal’s position as a trusted and innovative supplier to the global maritime commercial market.”

Continuing to strengthen its presence in the commercial sector, Ocean Signal recently launched the new M100 and M100X Maritime Survivor Locating Device (MSLD) and collaborated with AMI Marine to introduce the new float-free E101V EPIRB with integrated voyage data recorder (VDR) memory capsule. Its SafeSea range of GMDSS products, include the V100 hand-held radio, S100 SART and E100 EPIRB.

Ocean Signal and Florida-based ACR Electronics, Inc. form a strong partnership to provide global leadership in safety and survival technologies. The companies combine two of the most highly experienced electronic engineering teams in the marine communication industry to offer a comprehensive portfolio of reliable, innovative and easy-to-use survival gear.

For information on Ocean Signal and the full range of products, go to www.oceansignal.com.