Torqeedo named Marcia Kull as president of Torqeedo Group.
Kull will direct global sales and strategy for the electric marine propulsion manufacturer and will oversee Torqeedo's growth activities in the Americas; Europe, the Middle East and Africa; and Asia-Pacific regions.
The newly created position is an expansion of the current management team. Kull will assume her new role on May 1.
Kull joins Torqeedo from Volvo Penta of the Americas, where she was most recently vice president, marine sales. Serving in this role since 2011, she led sales teams in the recreational and commercial marine segments for Canada, the United States, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean.
She joined Volvo Penta in 2005 and served as the company's general counsel and vice president of dealer and consumer relations. Prior to joining Volvo Penta, she was senior vice president of operations for Genmar Holdings.
Kull spent her early career as a partner in the trial law firm Bowman & Brooke, representing boat and engine manufacturers. Kull is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Iowa.
She is a member of the board of the National Marine Manufacturers Association and the board’s executive committee and serves as chairwoman of the board of the NMMA Engine Manufacturers Division. She has held leadership positions in the American Boat & Yacht Council and the International Marine Certification Institute and was appointed by the Secretary of Homeland Security to serve on the National Boating Safety Advisory Council.
Last year she was honored as one of the Top 100 Women in Manufacturing by The Manufacturing Institute; she was named the Darlene Briggs Woman of the Year in 2007.
"The story of Torqeedo is a story of exceptional people, dedicated to boating and to sustainability,” Torqeedo CEO Christoph Ballin said in a statement. “In Marcia we've found an exceptional leader who will help us to shape the next phase of our company's development. She brings to the job proven leadership, broad experience in the marine industry and a vision for environmentally friendly technology."