* New Washington office to support expected roll-out of MBO’s Crewsafe V200 submarine escape and survival beacon for US Navy
* Follows exercise of purchase option on VHF locator beacon by US Navy in January
* Appointment of Roger Hoff as Defence Program Manager and North American Business Manager based in Washington
* Roger Hoff previously responsible for 50,000 roll-out of man overboard beacons across US Navy Pacific surface fleet
Perth, Western Australia: Global marine safety equipment provider, Mobilarm Limited (ASX: MBO) today announced that is has strengthened its North American presence with the establishment of an office in Washington D.C. to manage the Company’s growth and tap into emerging opportunities in the defence, offshore oil & gas and commercial marine sectors.
Mobilarm has appointed Roger Hoff as Defence Program Manager and North American Business Manager based in Washington. Roger is a specialist in the implementation and rollout of defence based projects and in his previous position was responsible for the installation of approximately 50,000 man overboard beacons across the US Navy Pacific surface fleet.
Mobilarm Chief Executive Officer, Lindsay Lyon commented: “The increasing demand from our US customers such as the US Navy demonstrates that North America offers significant potential for our products and services. We expect that within twelve months the US will be our largest market. We have appointed Roger Hoff to manage MBO’s expansion as he has a proven track record in building sales pipelines in the marine safety market.
“Recent acceptance by US regulatory standards bodies will enable Mobilarm to launch into the North American market in the latter half of 2011 and expand our customer base into the US offshore energy and commercial marine sectors.”
“Mobilarm is the industry leader in man overboard technologies, relying on a robust and proven approach to saving lives at sea. I am very pleased to join Mobilarm and look forward to building and growing a successful U.S. business together with my team,” says Roger Hoff, North American Business Manager, Mobilarm Inc.
Source: Mobilarm Inc.