Silke Sigley to lead the NZ company’s fast-growing electrical division

L&B’s Silke Sigley and Grant Matthew

L&B’s Silke Sigley and Grant Matthews

New Zealand-based marine distributor Lusty & Blundell (L&B) has chosen Silke Sigley to lead the company’s fast-growing electrical division in the role of electrical product manager. An experienced project manager, ocean-crossing sailor and America’s Cup sailmaker, Sigley joins the team with immediate effect.

“Silke’s experience with electrical portfolios and project management made her the perfect fit for the role,” says L&B’s senior product manager, Grant Matthews. “We are really happy to have her on board.”

Sigley originally trained as a sailmaker in Germany before working for North Sails’ US loft. She worked on four America’s Cup campaigns – two each in the US and NZ – and sailed around the world on superyachts before working as a superyacht project manager at Alloy Yachts.

She then spent a further five years in Auckland working for a marine electrical company before being head-hunted by L&B to lead their fast-growing electrical products division.

Lusty & Blundell is one of New Zealand’s leading marine system specialists, with bases in Auckland, Whangarei and Tauranga. Its portfolio of brands include Raymarine electronics, Vesper AIS, Ocean Signal’s safety range, Xylem’s Jabsco and Rule pumps and water-handling systems, Muir winches, Westerbeke generators and more.