Baltic Safety Products, a Swedish manufacturer of lifejackets and buoyancy aids, has chosen Ian Clark as head of business at its UK office in Hamble. Clark replaces Keith Hughes, who is retiring at the end of August.

The Baltic UK office is responsible for all business activities within the UK, and all distributors, agents and direct customers within the UK as well as international customers outside the EU including Australia and New Zealand.

Clark previously worked at Kayospruce for 11 years as sales manager, covering all areas of the business from account management to new business, customer service, marketing, shows, product development and technical support, exports, distributors and purchasing.

At Baltic, Clark will utilise all his previous skills and experience whilst gaining product knowledge on Baltic’s extensive range of which he has a good working understanding from a user’s prospective. He will also be reporting market feedback to the development team in Sweden for future product developments.

Baltic has been designing and manufacturing lifejackets, buoyancy aids and floatation clothing in Sweden for 40 years.