Marine exhaust systems specialist Halyard has named Rob Wilder as its new sales director. Wilder will be responsible for developing Halyard’s UK and international sales strategy, international distributor networks and strategic partnerships.

“Rob brings extensive experience of the composite and marine industry, technical engineering knowledge and relevant market insight,” says Halyard MD Richard Summers. “He joins Halyard at an exciting time as we continue to consolidate our market position, develop critical partnerships and explore new market opportunities.”

Wilder will be responsible for leading the sales team and working with international production boatbuilders, individual designers and managers of custom-built superyachts. He will work also closely with Halyard’s international distributors to deliver marine exhaust systems for use in workboats, ferries and military vessels.

Wilder joins Halyard from Formax UK Ltd, a carbonfibre and e-glass manufacturer, where as the sales and marketing director he led the sales strategy for automotive, marine, wind energy and industrial sectors in the UK, Europe, US and Australasia.

He has also held roles at Courtaulds Coatings in Hong Kong, SP Systems (now Gurit) and Advanced Composites Group Ltd (now Cytec Ltd).