Electric boat engine manufacturer Torqeedo tapped Christian Pho Duc to manage the sales department at Torqeedo GmbH and Stefan J. Hubert
was appointed head of marketing for the Torqeedo Group worldwide.
Both executives will be based at Torqeedo's headquarters in Gilching, Germany.
Pho Duc became senior vice president of sales management at Torqeedo GmbH on July 1. For the last five years, he worked in the renewable energy sector as managing director of Smartenergy Renewables Deutschland GmbH and chief operating officer of Smartenergy Renewables AG. While previously acting as the company's vice president, Pho Duc was responsible for sales of Nanosolar in Europe, MENA and India and for European sales of Solyndra.
Also on July 1, Hubert took on the marketing management role at Torqeedo. Hubert comes from Procter & Gamble, where he helped lead international brands such as Oral-B and Blend-a-Med to increase sales in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
"It is critically important to attract outstanding professionals from other industries to Torqeedo, alongside excellent employees from the marine industry," Torqeedo CEO Christoph Ballin said in a statement. "Christian Pho Duc and Stefan Hubert have the excellent background that we were seeking for these positions and will strengthen our team both quantitatively and qualitatively."