Cox Marine yesterday announced that it added four new members to its leadership team ahead of what it described as “an escalation in production of its 300-hp diesel outboard engine.”
David Gilbert joins the company as chief commercial officer. His previous roles include 10 years at McLaren Automotive, as well as tenures at Element Six, Volkswagen, PA Consulting and Accenture. He will also join the Cox executive committee.
“It is a pleasure to be joining Cox Marine, an exciting and ambitious British engine manufacturer that has developed an innovative engine that promises to disrupt the marine outboard market significantly,” Gilbert said in a statement. “I look forward to working closely with the Cox Marine team and its network of distributors to establish Cox Marine as a leading, best in class British technology brand.”
Paul Cavender was appointed head of industrial strategy. He comes to Cox with experience as projects director at GKN Aerospace, and previously held senior operations and management roles at Rolls-Royce, Bentley and In2Tec.
“Joining Cox Marine is an extremely exciting opportunity. With a talented team, experienced leadership, an impressive manufacturing facility and a disruptive new product, it is well-placed to grow and achieve significant market share over the coming years,” Cavender said in the statement.
Heinz Stalhammar will serve as Cox Marine’s chief engineer. He has more than 40 years of experience in roles within the automotive, marine and competition engine industries.
“I am extremely excited to be joining the very talented and motivated team at Cox Marine,” Stalhammar said. “I have spent many years in marine engineering, and Cox is leading the way in its product development with the innovative CXO300. I look forward to working closely with the team to continue developing the engine and ensuring it remains a leading product in the market.”
Marcus Randall is Cox Marine’s new head of marketing and communications. He has 14 years of marketing experience and has worked in the automotive, gaming, construction, hospitality and consumer goods sectors.
“The appointments of David, Marcus, Paul and Heinz are very exciting additions to the Cox Marine team,” said CEO Gavin Wesson. “Their expertise, knowledge and talent will play a key role in supporting the next phase of Cox’s story as we progress from engine development to full-scale product manufacturing.”