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Seakeeper details recent expansion efforts

Marine stabilization and gyro manufacturer Seakeeper said it is expanding at an unprecedented rate.

Marine stabilization and gyro manufacturer Seakeeper said it is expanding at an unprecedented rate, with gyro shipments up 46 percent in 2014 from the previous year, prompting the company to expand its sales and service staff, add certified and installation centers worldwide and add a new location for the company’s Florida office.

To accommodate an expanding staff roster in the Florida region, Seakeeper relocated to a larger office. The new facility in Fort Lauderdale offers more office space and increased capacity to store parts. The move increases service and support to regional customers.

"Seakeeper has grown exponentially since the launch of the new product line one year ago," Seakeeper vice president of sales and marketing Andrew Semprevivo said in a statement. "Unmatched, it has become the global standard for marine stabilization for both consumers and the industry."

Maryland-based Bryan Billic joined Seakeeper as its Northeast and Great Lakes sales representative. Brady Atwater has been hired to better support retrofits in the Southeast and Gulf region and will be located in Fort Lauderdale.

Vimal Roy will focus on new builds and retrofits in the Middle East and will work out of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. Italy-based Filippo Tomasoni has been enlisted to provide dedicated support to retrofit installations in southern Europe.

The company also added several field service positions globally. Fabrizio Scardamaglio joined Seakeeper in Italy as a field service representative and James Callis supports the United Kingdom in the same role.

Seakeeper veteran David McLean was promoted to service supervisor for Europe and the Middle East. Service techs Michael Cole and Matthew Gilligan were added at the Florida location.

Seakeeper also added certified service and installation centers in China, Croatia, Hong Kong, Italy, Malaysia, Thailand and the United States. The facilities also function as a base for continuing education.

The company said it hired training coordinator Joey Greenwell to meet a growing need for staff training at the new and existing centers.

The December issue of Soundings Trade Only will feature a Q&A with company co-founder Shep McKenney.

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