Electric boat motor manufacturer Torqeedo named Stefan Gerhard as communications director.
The company said Gerhard is responsible for Torqeedo's brand and corporate communications across all media and channels.
Torqeedo said Gerhard, serving as editor in chief of Bootshandel Magazin for more than 17 years, built one of the most successful boating magazines in Germany. In 2014 he founded and is chairman of the international Best of Boats Award.
Prior to his time at the magazine, Gerhard was in charge of communications for the Berlin boat show and was active as a freelance writer for various magazines.