Human Resources: They change jobs in the boating industry - 02 September 2019

Philip Easthill, new Secretary General of the European Boating Industry

Appointments, departures, job changes... There has been some movement at European Boating Industry, Catana, Cummins, VPLP, Crédit Agicole Filière Mer, Préfecture Maritime de Méditerranée.

EBI is recruiting a new Secretary General

As we announced in our interview with its president Jean-Pierre Goudant the European Boating Industry, the European union of nautical industries, was looking for a general secretary. Finally, Philip Easthill, a former professional skipper who worked in Public Affairs and Associations, will replace Sandrine Devos.

New Head of Central Europe for the Catana Group

Catana and Bali are organizing themselves for the Central European market. The group, a multihull specialist, has created a new regional sales manager for Central Europe and the rental market. Matija Klemenc, previously marketing manager of the Slovenian manufacturers Greenline Yachts and Elan, takes on this role, bringing her knowledge of the region and charter fleets.

Change in Cummins' leadership

The president of American engine manufacturer Cummins has announced his retirement. Rich Freeland will leave his position with the marine engine manufacturer in October 2019, after 40 years with the company. He will be replaced by Tony Satterthwaite.

Birth of Syroco

Naval architect Olivier Taillard is leaving the VPLP architectural firm. In Marseille, he and 4 Syroco partners founded an "innovation laboratory" for the energy and transport industries.

Crédit Agricole structures its Sea Sector

The four departmental banks of Crédit Agricole de Bretagne pool their resources for the maritime sector. Arnaud Gourret, Director of the Sea Sector in Finistère, has been appointed head of the new Brittany Sea Sector, which will support boating in particular at regional level.

New Mediterranean Maritime Prefect

Laurent Isnard took up the position of Commander of the Mediterranean Sea Area, Commander of the Mediterranean Sea District and Maritime Prefect of the Mediterranean on 1 September 2019. He succeeds Charles-Henri du Ché, who has been in office since 2016.