VEEM has further strengthened its management team with two key appointments as it continues to grow future sales of its unique, market-leading marine propulsion and stabilisation products.
VEEM Managing Director, Mr Mark Miocevich, said the appointments added substantial experience to its global sales capability and follows the recent, successful completion of the first retrospective fitting of the VG120 gyrostabilisation unit on a 42.5 metre luxury super yacht in Australia.
Sales of VEEM’s new ship gyrostabilisers will be assisted by the appointment of Dr Steven Vidakovic as Global Sales Manager – Gyrostablisers. Steven has more than 20 years of engineering, project management and sales experience, having most recently served as Global Sales Director for Naiad Dynamics, an international supplier of marine stabiliser and ride control systems.
He previously led the management of several projects at the world’s largest research-based pharmaceutical company, Pfizer Inc., before taking on the role of Associate Director for its Worldwide Pharmaceutical Sciences Global Supply Chain division. Dr Vidakovic holds a B.E. in Aeronautical and completed a PhD in Aerodynamics/Fluid Mechanics from The University of Adelaide. He also holds a Masters of Business Administration.
VEEM has also secured the services of Mr Jonathan Shaw who will take up the position of European Business Development Manager – Propulsion. Mr Shaw has a 27-year career spanning executive and manager positions in the renewable energy and marine propeller sectors.
After a decade long career building the business, Mr Shaw was appointed Group Managing Director of Teignbridge Propellers (UK), a position he held for four years. He brings extensive global market knowledge to the VEEM business. Mr Shaw holds a Bachelor of Science (Eng) in Nautical Studies and an MBA awarded by Henley Management College.
Dr Vidakovic, who will be based in Perth, will take up his responsibilities with VEEM in January 2017, while Mr Shaw, based in London, started with the Company in November 2016.
Mr Miocevich said: “The Company’s ability to attract senior employees the calibre of Steven and Jonathan is testament to the global recognition of VEEM’s suite of leading marine propulsion and stabilising products.
“These key appointments underpin the future sales growth of our unique gyrostabiliser products and the acceleration of sales of our patented VEEM Interceptor propellers and VEEM’s newly launched Conquest propellers.”