Safety and Survival Systems International Ltd (3Si) has named Nick Howland as president of 3Si Americas. 3Si’s companies include Ocean Safety, Typhoon International, International Safety Products, 3Si Offshore and Revere Survival.

Howland has more than 20 years of experience in the marine and defense sectors. He will be based in Jacksonville, Florida at Revere Survival’s headquarters.

Most recently Howland was managing director of Great Bridge Capital Advisors, a management consulting firm focused on helping private equity clients grow their marine and defense portfolio companies. Howland was previously vice president and managing director of Survitec Group Americas. He was also an executive at Safariland Group and at Raytheon Company, and served four years as a US naval officer.

“Nick brings a wealth of experience to the team and will play an instrumental role in our strategic development, as we continue to expand our sales and service network globally,” said Andrew Richards, CEO of 3Si, in a statement.