UK-based CJR Propulsion has announced the appointment of Alex Stevens as the group’s new technical sales manager. Stevens will be responsible for global sales growth for both the CJR Propulsion and CJR Fabrication brands, working across the superyacht, recreational and commercial marine markets.
Stevens has over a decade of technical and engineering experience. In his new role he will utilise his extensive knowledge to bridge the gap between internal/external engineering teams and the end customer ensuring the design and manufacturing process is as seamless as possible.
Commenting on the appointment, CJR managing director Mark Russell, says: “In today’s highly competitive environment, simply having well designed, accurately manufactured products isn’t enough. You also need a highly qualified, top quality team of people who have an in-depth understanding of what the customer needs and the ability to provide the appropriate level of customer service. Only by investing in the right people will CJR continue to be the preferred choice for customers and boat builders throughout the world. Alex, with an impressive 15-year career in the marine industry, is perfectly suited to helping us deliver on these objectives.”
Prior to joining CJR, Stevens held a number of roles around the globe, gaining experience within defence, commercial and recreational marine markets.
He started his professional career with BMT, where he spent three years as a naval architect working on defence and commercial craft in both the UK and Europe. He then worked with Dubai Drydocks and a UK based propulsion company before joining Princess Yachts in 2005, where he spent nearly ten years, reaching the position of head of engineering and quality.
“Throughout my career I sought to work with businesses and brands which recognised the importance of improving quality standards by utilising the latest available approaches to vessel design and engineering. CJR is the personification of that philosophy, investing in every area where better technical understanding can deliver a better product. I now look forward to working closely with CJR’s internal departments,” Stevens concludes.