Vesper Marine names East Coast sales representative

Marine safety product manufacturer Vesper Marine named Wickes Marine as its East Coast sales representative.

Marine safety product manufacturer Vesper Marine named Wickes Marine as its East Coast sales representative.

New Zealand-based Vesper Marine said it is experiencing growing demand for commercial and recreational AIS transponders in the U.S. market.

“With an experienced sales force managing all aspects of sales, training and marketing of marine equipment to retailers, distributors and boatbuilders, Wickes Marine represents the best marine equipment manufacturers,” Vesper Marine sales director Jeremy Singleton said in a statement.

“Their understanding of the channel has been a key driver for expanding market share and sales growth for their brands,” Singleton added. “Bill Wickes and his team have extensive industry knowledge and experience that will provide Vesper Marine with an enhanced sales footprint amongst boatbuilders, electronics dealers and marine electrical contractors.”

“We are very excited about our partnership with Vesper Marine,” said Bill Wickes, founder and partner of Wickes Marine. “The company is well known for innovation and product excellence, backed by exceptional customer service and technical support. We are confident we can help make Vesper Marine SmartAIS transponders a preferred choice at all customer touchpoints.”


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