Kobelt adds two industry veterans to further develop customer relations

(SURREY, British Columbia) (March 7) — Kobelt announced today the hiring of Lance Lidstone and Sylvain Robitaille as business development managers. Both will report directly to David Bockhold, CEO, and will be responsible for business development in the controls and steering sectors worldwide.

Lance Lidstone comes to Kobelt with over 30 years of experience in technical sales and engineering roles with Wagner, Jastram and AMT. Lance has a deep technical understanding of steering systems, classifications and hydraulics, but has also held roles in senior management and sales, providing a balanced approach to understanding the needs and requirements of the shipbuilding industry.  With experience working with ferry owners, navies and shipyards around the world, Lance has served on a number of peer committees, and is well respected in the community.

Sylvain Robitaille also comes to Kobelt with an in-depth understanding of marine technology and over 12 years of experience in electrical wiring, field installation, operations and project management, as well as an executive role in sales and marketing with Techsol Marine. Sylvain has degrees in electrodynamics and instrumentation and automation, and has extensive experience working with coast guards, shipyards and fleet operators.

“We are thrilled to have Lance and Sylvain join the team and to add a much more proactive approach to developing opportunities through a proven understanding of complex systems,” said Bockhold. “Our partners and customers demand deep technical knowledge and support, whether from sales or engineering, and these gentlemen fulfill on both fronts which can only provide better customer service and greater opportunity for growth.”

Kobelt Manufacturing

Kobelt designs and manufactures systems that provide our customers with the safest, most trusted solutions for guiding and controlling movement. Kobelt systems are sold through a global network of distributors in over 60 countries into the marine, oil and gas, natural resources and manufacturing sectors. For more information on Kobelt systems, contact marketing@kobelt.com or visit www.kobelt.com.

By Professional Mariner Staff