Seakeeper, the US-based marine stabilisation specialist, claims to be expanding at an unprecedented rate. Following a 46% increase in gyro shipments in 2014, the company has taken on new sales and service staff and increased the number of certified service and installation centers (CSIC) worldwide.
Maryland-based Bryan Billic joins Seakeeper as the Northeast & Great Lakes sales representative, and Brady Atwater has been hired to better support retrofits in the Southeast and Gulf region and will be located in Ft Lauderdale.
Vimal Roy will focus on new builds and retrofits in the Middle East and will work out of Dubai, UAE. Italy-based Filippo Tomasoni has been enlisted to provide dedicated support to retrofit installations in Southern Europe.
Fabrizio Scardamaglio joins the team in Italy as a field service representative and James Callis supports the UK in the same role. Seakeeper veteran David McLean has been promoted to service supervisor for the Europe and Middle East regions. At its Florida location, additional service techs Michael Cole and Matthew Gilligan were added.
To accommodate an expanding staff roster in the Florida region, Seakeeper has also relocated to a new facility in Ft Lauderdale that offers more office space and increased capacity to store parts.
The new certified service and installation centers (CSIC) are located in China, Croatia, Hong Kong, Italy, Malaysia, Thailand and the US. The facilities also function as a base for continuing education. Seekeeper has hired training coordinator Joey Greenwell to meet the growing need for staff training at the new and existing CSICs.
Seakeeper engineers and manufactures marine gyro stabilisation systems for vessels from 9m-30m. Its most recent product is the Seakeeper 3DC, which the company says is the marine industry’s first-ever battery powered gyro.