Jeppesen Marine Launches Marine Business Unit

Wednesday, October 12, 2005
Jeppesen has launched a marine business unit and announced leadership appointments, both for the recreational and commercial marine market segments. Michael Neal has assumed the position of director, marine business development. Neal is responsible for business development activities across all Jeppesen Marine market segments, including the commercial marine segment. Responsibilities also include longterm strategy development, new product research, mergers, acquisitions and more. Shepard Tucker has been promoted to general manager and will oversee Jeppesen’s recreational marine operations. Tucker will have full profit and loss responsibility for the Nobeltec line of products, and he will also be tasked with executing business plans and long-term growth within this market segment. Tucker was previously a manager responsible for Nobletec’s sales and marketing efforts. He is an avid recreational boater. John Horner is new to the Jeppesen team and brings with him over 30 years of experience and knowledge in all facets of international blue water shipping operations. He has also served in executive level positions within the financial and investment banking industries. Horner is responsible for the blue water business programs within the commercial marine market. Horner holds a BS degree from United States Merchant Marine Academy, an MBA from Pepperdine University and an International Negotiations Diploma from Harvard University. Horner has also served as an officer in the US Coast Guard and holds an unlimited professional mariners license. Kelly Cottingham has joined Jeppesen as the Marketing Manager – Commercial Inland Waterways and will lead the commercial marine brown water market development initiatives.
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