MTN, an EMC company, has recruited George Whitehouse as its new director of business development for Yacht Services.
“George brings 30 years of yacht industry experience to our team,” said Derik Wagner, senior vice president and president, Yacht Services, MTN. “George shares our vision to bring best-in-class services to yachting, along with the highest levels of value, professionalism and integrity.”
Whitehouse is responsible for creating new business opportunities and relationships that enhance the MTN client community, particularly in the large yacht segment. His role will include strategic relationship development with clients and partners to accelerate sales and expand the company’s product portfolio. He will drive partnerships and synergise with marketing efforts to achieve short and long-term objectives of MTN and EMC.
Most recently, Whitehouse was vice president of business development and sales for Rybovich in South Florida. There he also served as a consultant for captains and refit projects, in addition to heading marketing. Whitehouse has captained multiple superyachts, most recently the M/Y Floridian, a 70m (230ft) Oceanfast. In addition, he has managed complex, multimillion-dollar projects for yacht builds and refits, as well as marina and harbor construction.
Whitehouse currently maintains both USCG 1600 and MCA 3000 GRT licenses, and is a graduate of State University College at Cortland, New York.