Oceanmax International, distributors of Propspeed, named James Maitland as its national sales director.
Oceanmax said Maitland, of Fort Lauderdale, is responsible for actively supporting key distributors throughout the Americas, increasing brand awareness, growing target markets, increasing industry association involvement and supporting the company’s U.S.-based technical and sales team, Mark Billingsley and Barth Hudiburgh.
Oceanmax said Maitland previously was territory manager in the southeast Florida region for a national marine wholesaler. He is an active member of Young Professionals in Yachting, where he is president.
Maitland is involved with the Marine Industries Association of South Florida, the U.S. Superyacht Association and Triton Events and volunteers his time with the charitable organization Freedom Waters Foundation. He was actively involved in the America’s Cup World Sailing series in Chicago this year.
“Combining his knowledge of the marine industry with his enthusiastic energy and passion makes James a great addition to the Oceanmax and Propspeed presence in the American market,” Oceanmax president Clint Jones said in a statement. “He brings a strong support for customers using our products in this very important market.”
Born and raised in Annapolis, Md., Maitland grew up boating on the Severn River and Chesapeake Bay. His father, a retired Navy captain and graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, taught him navigation and safe boating.