New OEM Sales Manager joins Trend Marine Products

February 11, 2013

Jim Boulton, a seasoned and highly respected sales manager, set to boost Trend Marine’s European presence.

Trend Marine Products, one of the world’s leading producers of glass and glazing solutions for the leisure marine sector, is delighted to announce that Jim Boulton has been appointed as their new OEM Sales Manager. Jim is a highly respected marine industry professional, and brings an enviable track record of success and solid customer relationships to the Norfolk based marine glass producer.

He will be responsible for the management of Trend’s core OEM yacht business. Jim is joining a strong sales team led by Robin Thatcher, Technical and Sales Director, and will be working closely with Greg Spray, sales manager for the superyacht sector in achieving continued growth in Trend’s core markets.

Prior to joining Trend, he was working in the Far East redeveloping well respected OEM yacht brands. A qualified small craft designer, Jim is known throughout the yacht sector as an OEM supply chain guru, with a broad experience of developing business for a wide range of products and technologies over the last 30 years.

Away from the OEM yacht market, Jim Boulton’s wide range of hobbies and pastimes include skiing, rugby, boating, radio broadcasting and listening to his eclectic library of music.

Commenting on his appointment, Robin Thatcher said “We are delighted to welcome Jim Boulton to Trend Marine. His experience brings us new opportunities and we look forward to continued growth and success in the OEM yacht sector.”

Jim is very enthusiastic about his new position at Trend Marine. “There are many challenges facing the European yacht market, and Trend Marine is strategically well positioned to extend its service to customers as the market comes out of its current doldrums. Trend is at the forefront of marine glass technology, and I am delighted to join such a well known and respected industry leader at such a time of dynamic change.”

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