Changing Places


Tim Bell was named export sales manager for Seaguard Italanodi, a marine anode manufacturer that is now a master distributor for Canada Metal (Pacific) Ltd.

Bell’s responsibilities are in addition to his current role as sales and marketing manager Europe for Octopus Products’ autopilot drives, which Canada Metal (Pacific) Ltd makes.

Seaguard Italanodi, established in 1972, specializes in cathodic protection systems and related products such as anodes. As the master distributor for CMP it can now also offer Martyr anodes, Titan chain and accessories and Rocna anchors.

“I see great potential to build sales in Europe for this well established Italian company," Bell said in a statement. "With the opportunity to combine their product range with the CMP portfolio, Seaguard can present a wide selection of quality products to assist present customers and build sales throughout Europe and the surrounding territories.”

Bell has 25 years of experience working in the marine leisure market, the past nine in his current Octopus Products role. He holds an MBA in business strategy, has an electronics engineering background and is an active sailor and yacht owner.

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