Propspeed makes new appointments in Europe and the US

Propspeed's Matt Forbes

Sales director-EMEA Matt Forbes

Propspeed, the New Zealand-based supplier of underwater top-coatings, has hired Matt Forbes to fill the role of sales director-EMEA and Marcus Hamilton as VP of sales & operations-Americas.

Forbes and Hamilton will head up new Propspeed locations in Europe and the Americas, enhancing support for current and future customers.

Forbes comes to Propspeed with a successful background in retail sales management, having worked for companies such as Samsung, Navman and Fusion Entertainment, as well as running his own consulting business, Forge Group. Forbes is based in London, England.

Hamilton joins Propspeed following a six-year stint as international marketing manager for Fusion Entertainment, leading the company through a number of successful product launches. Hamilton will operate from a new Propspeed office in San Diego, California.

Propspeed's Marcus Hamilton

Marcus Hamilton, VP of sales & operations-Americas

“We are thrilled to have Matt and Marcus join our team,” says Chris Baird, Propspeed CEO. “I have had the pleasure of working with both of these young professionals in the past and am completely confident that they are the perfect fit for our corporate culture and will prove instrumental in driving market penetration for our growing product line.”

Propspeed makes top coatings specially formulated to prevent marine growth from bonding to metal surfaces below the waterline. Designed for propellers and underwater rigging, the product is environmentally friendly and proven to increase boat efficiency, reduce drag, and save fuel and maintenance costs.