Global Ocean Security Technologies said Brian Gifford has been named national sales manager.
A 30-year marine industry veteran and NMEA MEI, AMEI and NMEA2000 certified, Gifford began his career at West Marine in 1988, working his way up to store and sales manager positions over nine years. During that time he was responsible for sales, budgeting, and staffing for several locations.
Gifford then moved into the marine electronics manufacturing segment at Raymarine, and then Brunswick New Technologies as a technical support and product support specialist. This technical understanding, combined with his retail sales experience, led to a position as regional sales manager for Garmin International in 2006, followed by regional sales manager for Maritime Marketing LLC in 2008.
Most recently, he was national warranty manager for Navico.
Based in New Durham, N.H., Gifford is responsible for servicing existing accounts and expansion of the GOST brand.
“GOST is dedicated to partnering with our customers to provide the most advanced products for the greatest value with the best service possible to meet their needs,” Jay Keenan, president and CEO of GOST, said in a statement.
“We brought Brian on to focus on developing these relationships and broadening our portfolio into new markets. We know our customers will ultimately benefit from his vast experience.”