UK-based engine importer and distributor EP Barrus has appointed Daniel Shephard as area sales manager for the company’s Marine Diesel division, covering the east of the UK.

In his new role, Shephard will be responsible for inboard engine brands such as Yanmar, Mercury Diesel and MerCruiser, and the Mase range of Yanmar-powered generators.

Shephard has worked in the marine industry for 17 years, progressing through various roles from servicing to project management and sales at Broom Boats.

Tim Hart, director of sales & marketing at EP Barrus Ltd, says: “Daniel’s 17 years of experience in the Marine industry brings valuable knowledge and experience to the Marine Diesel division. We look forward to Daniel’s contribution to the growth and success of the division.”