(SINGAPORE) — As a part of its global restructure, Transas has appointed Andrew Ward as vice president of sales, Asia Pacific. Ward succeeds Johan Gustavsson, who moves into the newly created role of vice president, global customer support.
Transas Chief Executive Frank Coles said, "As we move forward with our vision and the next stage of growth, we are excited to have someone of Andrew's caliber join us. Moving Johan Gustavsson into customer support will also add strength and allow us to continue to provide world-class support."
Ward brings nearly two decades of sales experience in the commercial and defense markets, and in the oil and gas sector.
Ward has a bachelor of arts degree in business administration and marketing and began his career with Litton Marine Systems (now Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine). From 2007 to 2009, he worked at Imtech Marine UK supporting both their commercial business and development of their naval business, most noticeably the CVF (carrier vessel future) and the RFA (royal fleet zuxiliary) landing craft ships.
In 2009, Ward moved into the offshore oil and gas sector where he initially worked for L3 Communications, developing the European and Middle East markets for dynamic positioning systems and then, most recently, heading up the Asia region for the C-MAR group, a provider of marine and offshore crewing, vessel management, training, consultancy and project manpower services.
"Transas is now entering a new phase of growth and beginning to join the dots of true interconnectivity from ship to shore," Ward said. "I look forward to working with the Transas team in pushing the boundaries of the market's expectations of what a maritime company should be."
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