Torqeedo Grows North American Sales Team

Torqeedo Mike Shafar  Jim Sinnott

By MarEx 2016-09-06 08:00:26

Continuing to expand its North American reach, Torqeedo welcomes Mike Shafar and Jim Sinnott as sales managers. The company is the global leader in commercial and recreational marine electric propulsion.

"Over the past 12 years, Torqeedo has grown from an idea in a boathouse to an international company with a presence in over 50 countries on five continents. With the groundwork we've laid, we continue to experience rapid growth here in North America," said Steve Trkla, president and general manager of Torqeedo, Inc.

Shafar is responsible for managing and growing Torqeedo's North American OEM, retail and distribution business. Prior to joining the company, he spent 14 years in national advertising sales, managed over $8M in business and consistently exceeded sales goals. His background in boating and enthusiasm for being on and around the water brought him to Torqeedo.

Sinnott is tasked with strengthening and supporting the company's dealer network. A proven leader with over 20 years of experience, he previously managed a sales force of over 150 in the wireless industry. The opportunity to become part of a company like Torqeedo tapped in to his love of outdoors, the environment, boating and technology.

Torqeedo offers electric propulsion systems from 1–80 horsepower, in outboard, inboard, pod and saildrive configurations. All Torqeedo systems operate at record efficiency levels. High-tech accessories, such as lithium batteries, solar charging and smartphone apps are available.

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