Subsea Industries Strengthens Presence in UK

Boud Van Rompay

Subsea Industries has strengthened its presence in the UK’s maritime and renewable energy sectors with the appointment of coatings specialist Mark Woods as its UK-based technical representative.

Mark will head up newly opened Chelmsford-based Subsea Industries UK, with responsibility for sales growth across the company’s complete portfolio of marine coatings.

Boud Van Rompay, Subsea Industries’ founder and CEO, said: “Subsea Industries is in expansive mode at the moment and we are recruiting for a number of sales professionals with coatings industry experience. Mark’s appointment, together with the opening up of a new UK sales office, is the first in a series of appointments we want to make for new offices planned for various locations around the world.”

Mark Woods, account manager, Subsea Industries UK, said: “I am delighted to join the Subsea Industries team and look forward to leveraging the relationship the company already has with its UK customers. With the opening up of a UK office, Subsea Industries is in prime position to meet anticipated demand and better facilitate new and existing customers’ requirements.”

A key focus for Mark will be to help drive UK sales forward for Ecolast, Subsea Industries’ new protective coating for offshore wind turbines, the company said.

Mark began his marine coatings career twenty-five years ago. His first role in the coatings industry was with Leigh’s Paints, now part of Sherwin-Williams. He was then appointed Middle East sales representative for Hempel after which he moved to Akzo Nobel’s International Paint division in Dubai, specializing in coatings for the oil and gas and, later, aerospace sectors.

During this time he qualified as a NACE Level 2 coatings inspector.

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