Torqeedo announces personnel move

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Expanding its international team of executives, electric propulsion manufacturer Torqeedo named Tom Watson as vice president of global accounts.

In this newly created position, Watson will manage aspects of Torqeedo's business ranging from product launches to major accounts.

"Electric boating offers a unique, simple and sustainable boating experience," Watson said in a statement. "Torqeedo has always led the movement toward clean mobility, and I believe as more people experience electric, the opportunities will grow exponentially."

Watson most recently spent 20 years at Yanmar Diesel, where he focused on building its global brand. He initially joined the marine industry in Annapolis, Md., where he managed the largest Zodiac dealership in North America and spent 10 years in the outboard engine business with Outboard Marine Corp.

"Tom is a great asset for Torqeedo," Torqeedo president and general manager Steve Trkla said. "He brings a wealth of high-level experience and industry knowledge to our international team and will help build electric boating worldwide."