True Heading announces personnel moves

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Swedish company True Heading has announced several appointments in an effort to develop the North American market.

Assuming the position of director of the Americas, Phil Gabriel comes to True Heading with more than 28 years of marine electronics experience.

Prior to True Heading, Gabriel was president and an executive board member at Hemisphere GNSS. Gabriel also held senior management and business development positions at Allied Signal Aerospace, Furuno and Digidyne.

Gabriel’s role is to help set strategy and infrastructure in the Americas region while developing a successful team to meet long-term growth plans for the True Heading commercial and Seapilot recreational brands.

Dave Calam has assumed the western regional sales manager role, based out of Vancouver, British Columbia. With 30 years of experience in the marine industry, Calam joins True Heading from ComNav Marine. In addition to his related industry experience, Calam was heavily involved in the Canadian Coastguard’s search-and-rescue organization.

True Heading has selected Jason Jones to fill the role of eastern regional sales manager. With 14 years of experience in the yachting industry, Jones has held sales positions with OceanLED, Seakeeper and ZF Marine. Based in Fort Lauderdale, Jones uses his considerable sales experience to drive the Canadian and U.S. East Coast and Great Lakes sales efforts.

“We are very proud of the Americas team we have assembled,” True Heading CEO Jens Johansson said in a statement. “The individuals selected are all experienced and driven. We look forward to the growth they will drive for our brands.”

With more than 40 years of combined experience in AIS development, True Heading, along with its recreational brand Seapilot, offers aids to navigation, Class A and B transponders and satellite compasses.


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