Anaheim, Calif., – May 4, 2015 – (Marine NewsWire) Willard Marine, Inc., a preeminent manufacturer of proven military, commercial and law enforcement boats, announced the addition of Jimmy Sorenson as their Regional Sales Manager for the Gulf Coast and Florida.
Sorenson served 11 years with the U.S. Coast Guard in many roles including Machinery Technician and Maritime Law Enforcement Instructor, and earned the prestigious boat coxswain certification. For the past 14 years, Sorenson managed business for an aluminum boat manufacturer, including proposal and quote development for a team of sales representatives.
“Jimmy’s extensive experience with the U.S. Coast Guard and the professional market is extremely valuable to Willard Marine as we improve our customer service and extend our line of products, ” said Ulrich Gottschling, President and CEO of Willard Marine. “Jimmy will be instrumental in developing relationships with law enforcement professionals to better understand what they want and need so that Willard Marine can build them the ultimate patrol vessels, ” Gottschling added.
“I am really excited about working with the great people of Willard Marine, ” said Sorenson. “They are an icon in the industry, well-known for producing top quality vessels for every military agency. With the addition of SeaArk Marine and Crystaliner designs, plus new designs in the works, Willard Marine customers will be able to choose from a wide variety of proven aluminum and fiberglass vessels, ” Sorenson explained.
Since its founding in 1957, Willard Marine has developed world-class watercraft for the U.S. military, Department of Homeland Security, foreign governments, law enforcement agencies, search and rescue organizations and commercial organizations. Willard Marine is the exclusive builder of commercial vessels originally designed by SeaArk Marine and Crystaliner. ISO 9001:2008 certified and the sole American manufacturer of SOLAS rescue boats, Willard Marine is based in California and has facilities in Maryland and Virginia.