UK-based marine safety equipment supplier Ocean Safety, part of the 3Si Group, has promoted Alistair Hackett to the role of managing director.

Formerly general manager, Hackett has been with Ocean Safety for 12 years and was instrumental in the expansion of the business and the development of new products.

He also managed some of the company’s key leisure business accounts, including the Volvo Ocean Race, along with safety management for other global and grand prix projects.

“We are delighted that Alistair is stepping up to this post,” says 3Si Group CEO Andrew Richards. “He has a wealth of expertise in the products, the business and our customer base both current and in development.”

Ocean Safety specialises in the worldwide supply, distribution, service and hiring of marine safety equipment including liferafts, lifejackets, EPIRBs, and fire extinguishers. The company is based in Southampton.