(AUCKLAND, New Zealand – Propspeed, a leading innovator of underwater foul-release coatings, has promoted Marcus Hamilton from international sales director to the position of CEO. In his new role he will be responsible for directing all operations for the company and driving its growth and success.
“I am proud to have worked with the sales team and our partners to expand Propspeed’s presence worldwide as the leader in protecting underwater assets,” said Hamilton. “Propspeed’s success has been a result of the high-quality, talented and motivated employees we have, the industry leading products we sell, the partners with whom we have built this business and the passion of our customers and brand. As the new CEO, I am confident that we will not only continue our momentum into the future but build on our already strong 24-year foundation. I am honored to be selected by the board of directors to lead this incredible team, and I look forward to driving growth and success in the years ahead.”
With a solid understanding of the marine industry and a track record of leading international sales and marketing teams to success, as well as experience with implementing systems and processes and shifting leadership strategies to elevate and evolve businesses, Hamilton brings a wealth of expertise to his new role as CEO of Propspeed. With a strategic mindset, passion and motivational style of leadership, Hamilton has consistently inspired his teams to exceed expectations and achieve disproportionate results.
“This appointment cements the next chapter that we embark on together,” said Guy Jacobsen, founder and majority shareholder of Propspeed. “We believe Marcus is our future leader for delivering successful outcomes for Propspeed.”
Hamilton comes to the position with more than 10 years of experience in the marine industry, working with strong successful global marine business such as Fusion Entertainment, Garmin NZ and Propspeed International. In these 10 years Hamilton has held positions of international marketing manager, vice president of sales and operations Americas, and most recently international sales and business improvement director for Propspeed International.
Propspeed products include Propspeed for running gear and any underwater metals, Foulfree for transducers and Lightspeed for underwater lighting. The latest addition to the product line is Stripspeed, a solvent-based paint stripper for underwater metals.