Auto-Maskin, the makers of the Marine Pro range of diesel engine controllers, announced the opening of a new regional office in Houston, Texas to support the continued expansion in the marine and oil and gas sectors in North America.
The facility in Houston will be staffed by sales, engineering, application, aftermarket and commissioning resources, backed up by the HQ in Norway. With a comprehensive local inventory of parts for both new project sales or replacement parts for the extensive equipment population already in North America, the team of Auto-Maskin employee’s will be able to provide extensive services to both new and old customers.
“With our growth in customer base, the launch of new products in the marine sector, but also in the oil and gas business, making this initiative and investment is the next logical step in our company’s development. North America is potentially a great market for our products, and our investment in people, facilities and infrastructure there show our commitment to providing the same levels of support that our customers receive in Europe and other parts of the world,” said Svend Skjeggedal, managing director of Auto-Maskin.
Auto-Maskin announced another addition to the company with the appointment of Geary Long as regional sales manager. Geary will immediately take responsibility for the marketing, introduction and sales growth of all products and services available through Auto-Maskin in North America.
Geary has over 30 years of solution sales, power plant operations and maintenance services experience. His unique blend in diverse roles of increasing responsibility, combined with technical expertise and multi-functional market knowledge, has allowed him to strategically set and attain market and sales goals during his tenure with past companies. Those companies include Power Plant Services, ProEnergy Services, Sermatech International, Duke Energy subsidiary, Cinergy plus extended service in the U.S. Navy.