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Q&A with Marine Products Sales Manager, David Duffin

Q: What does your role involve?

A: In my role I’m responsible for the Marine products sales strategy and implementation throughout our global markets and leading the Portsmouth based sales team in delivering sales targets.

Q: How does your role integrate within the wider team?

A: As part of the sales team we work closely with many areas of the business and I report to the global sales director. All the sales team feedback market trends to senior management and new product ideas from the market is feed back to the R&D team. New markets and business opportunities are also discussed with the whole sales team due to our varied back grounds and experiences. I also work closely with the marketing team for exhibition planning and implementation.

Q: What’s keeping you busy at the moment?

A: Sales targets and new business opportunities for all our products are certainly keeping me busy. With the launch of the Fast Find Ranger earlier this year we have expanded our markets so not only do we now focus on the marine market but also the outdoor market.

Q: What previous personal knowledge/ expertise does your role draw on?

A: I have always been in the marine business, and have a great deal of experience in the manufacturing sector. In the UK we make good quality innovative products, which have a good worldwide market so this spurs me on to keep pushing our products in to the world market.

Q: How long have you worked at Kannad Marine?

A: I have worked here for two years.

Q: What is your favourite motto?

A: I have many, but if pushed it would be, “If at first you don’t succeed try, try again...”

Q: How would your colleagues describe you?

A: Good question! Hopefully, a good team player who likes to be successful and part of a winning team.

 

 

Q&A with Overseas Sales Manager, Leslie Bright

Q: What does your role involve?

A: My role includes the sales and account management of our distributors and dealers in the Asia Pacific and Middle East regions.

Q: What’s keeping you busy at the moment?

A: The biggest area currently keeping me busy is Identifying and recruiting additional distribution in non-performing countries to increase the business and achieve targets.

Q: What previous personal knowledge/ expertise does your role draw on?

A: This role specifically draws on my distribution and dealer management experience at an international level.

Q: How long have you worked for Kannad Marine?

A: I have worked here for nearly six years.

Q: What is your favourite motto?

A: “If it ain’t broke don’t fix it!”

Q: How would your colleagues describe you?

A: Calm, reliable with a dry sense of humour.