Barton Marine, one of the world's leading manufacturers of sail and deck hardware, has announced that Paul Botterill will become Managing Director effective 1 November 2014. With experience in all areas of Barton's production, sales and administrative departments, Paul has an impressive history with the company spanning nearly 30 years.
Most recently, Paul has held the position of Operations Director responsible for managing production and packaging teams, material and tool procurement and coordinating activities with office staff and the sales department. Paul managed ISO 9000 accreditation, introduced Lean manufacturing and managed Barton's first interactive award winning website.
Paul's specific interest to update equipment designs and direct new product development has resulted in strategic product launches improving sales and market share worldwide.
He was awarded the 2006 Young Businessperson of the Year Award by Boating Business Magazine and the Marine Trade Association, and has served as Chairman of the British Marine Federations' British Sailing Committee. An avid sailor, Paul has field-tested Barton's large range of products on all sailing craft from dinghies to racing yachts.
"We have a great team at Barton and we'll continue to develop and grow our product range using the latest technology, methods and materials," comments Paul. "Ensuring our core values are maintained, we'll give our customers the performance product they require at an affordable price, and continue to manufacture from our production facility in the UK."
"We applaud Paul's achievements at Barton Marine,"
adds Suzanne Blaustone, Executive Director, "and look forward to his continued leadership in the future."