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Seakeeper opens Italy office

Seakeeper Inc. has opened its new office in Lavanga, Italy, the first European office for the company.

Seakeeper’s European sales have increased an average of 30 percent annually over the past three years, with an anticipated 40 percent growth projected for the 2017-2018 fiscal year.

The new office will act as a parts distribution center. The service team will be able to more quickly assist customers in Europe, Asia and the Middle East, cutting shipping time and costs. Previously, all parts were shipped as needed from the Mohnton, Penn., factory.

“The European market has been vital to Seakeeper’s success,” said Seakeeper president and CEO Andrew Semprevivo in a statement. “The new office is going to allow our team to provide an even higher level of support to the region and continue the trajectory of growth we have experienced in the past five years.”

The office will be staffed with sales, service and marketing personnel. The new location will also include a large room for conducting technical trainings and a warehouse for spare parts. Current openings in the Italian office include positions for a field service technician and demo boat captain, with more opportunities planned for the future.

Most recently, Paolo Berardi joined the team as southern European sales manager. With years of experience in marine industry sales, most recently serving as a Sales Engineer for Promat SpA, he will oversee OEM and refit sales in the Southern European market. 

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