Petersen Stainless Rigging expands into American market


(BLAYDON, United Kingdom) — U.K.-based manufacturer Petersen Stainless Rigging is broadening its horizons by expanding into the U.S. market. The company has opened a new business, Petersen Stainless Rigging & Aerospace Inc., serving the United States, Canada and into South America.

Kevin Bell, CEO of Petersen Stainless Rigging, said, "Petersen is committed to providing our customers across the world with specialist products, technical expertise, and first-class support, and this new opening in Annapolis will enable us to respond ever more effectively to the growing needs of our North American customers.”

Petersen has appointed Vernon Hultzer as president to lead on North American operations. Hultzer made the move to Petersen having spent 15 years as general manager at Wichard Inc., and will be a familiar face to many of Petersen's customers. He has a degree in mechanical engineering and brings with him a wealth of technical sales experience and industry knowledge, as well as a strong background in product design and development.

Petersen designs, manufactures and supplies stainless-steel rigging hardware solutions for the marine, lifting, construction, aerospace and other industries. For more information, visit

By Professional Mariner Staff