ZF Marine announced the following personnel changes to their North American distribution organization:
Roland “Bubba” Benoit – Account Manager, Commercial Craft. Roland’s years of experience as a technician with ZF Marine at our St. Rose, La. facility will serve him well as he works with fleet operators to expand ZF’s presence into the Texas Gulf and Inland River territories
. Roland’s appointment reinforces ZF’s commitment to the workboat propulsion market in this region.
Jay Denckla – Account Manager, West Coast
. Jay, a long time Mathers and ZF Marine Electronics employee moves over to ZF Marine LLC. Jay’s intimate knowledge of electronic controls and thruster systems is going to be a great asset in working with Pleasure Craft customers on complete propulsion system solutions from ZF Marine.
Josh Foster – Technical Representative. Josh comes to ZF Marine LLC with several years of marine industry sales and service experience. Josh will work in the aftermarket group, assisting with our customers with technical service.
David Gonzalez – Account Manager, Southeast US, and CMC (Caribbean, Mexico, and Central America) David comes to ZF Marine with a long history in the marine industry, and a wealth of experience in Latin markets. David will be the key contact to a large number of boat builders and engine distributors in the southeastern US. In addition to his US responsibilities, David will work closely with ZF Marine’s network of distributors in the Caribbean, Mexico, and Central America to increase market share in these regions.
Arjen Hoogendijk – Project Manager, Commercial Craft. Arjen comes to ZF Marine from the former HRP Thruster organization in Krimpen, Netherlands. Arjen will have overall responsibility for the management of new build and repower projects relating to the ZF commercial thruster product family.
Jonathan Lucco – Account Manager, Propulsion. Jonathan moves to the account management side of ZF Marine LLC’s business from his previous position in the aftermarket group. As a member of the Propulsion business segment, Jonathan’s main responsibilities will be for sales to OE customers and as a liaison to ZF Marine’s network of authorized propeller distributors. Jon brings a wealth of knowledge to the position as an experienced captain and yacht broker.
David Santos - Segment Manager, Commercial Craft. A fixture with ZF Marine for over 10 years as an Account Manager in the Northeast, David will now have overall responsibility for ZF Marine LLC’s Commercial Craft product family and the newly acquired ZF HRP product family. David will report directly to Wolfgang Schmid, President and General Manager, ZF Marine LLC.
Keith Stanley – Account Manager, Mid-Atlantic. Keith joins ZF Marine LLC with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and several years of marine and commercial vehicle industry sales and engineering experience. He will be based out of his home office in North Carolina,
Gary White - Sales & Applications Manager, ZF Marine Electronics LLC. Gary White, a long time account manager for ZF Marine LLC transfers
to ZF Marine Electronics to manage the electronic controls business on the US East Coast.