Samson Rope names new director of sales

(FERNDALE, Wash.) — Samson, a worldwide leader in performance cordage, reports that after 18 years of service, Terry Crump has announced his retirement and will step down as director of sales on Sept. 30. Vince Trotta has been named as Crump’s successor, joining the Samson team in June 2016. Crump will remain on staff through the end of February 2017 to support Trotta during the transition.
Crump’s first position with Samson, in 1998, was general manager of First Washington Net in Blaine, Wash. During his tenure, his roles at Samson included commercial fishing category manager, West Coast regional sales manager for commercial marine, general sales manager for commercial marine, and most recently, director of sales for the Americas.

Trotta’s career includes 19 years at GE in the locomotive, mining, and aircraft engine businesses. His most recent job was working for Boart Longyear, a multi-national company selling exploration drilling equipment, tooling, and services to mining exploration companies. At Boart, as director of North American sales, Trotta led a large sales team that repeatedly exceeded plan, launched many new products, and implemented comprehensive market strategies and selling processes.  Well-versed in technology and products with similar value propositions as synthetic rope, Trotta’s education and experience are an excellent complement to Samson. Trotta holds a degree in electrical engineering from West Virginia University. 
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By Professional Mariner Staff