A highly experienced commercial manager is targeting new business growth after joining The Maritime Group (TMG) International
Kevin Hawes has started at the Seattle-based maritime services company and consultancy as Business Development Manager and Senior Consultant.
Based at TMG’s London office at Victoria Embankment, he brings a wealth of commercial experience gained since leaving the British Royal Navy as a Lieutenant Commander in 1993.
His appointment comes as TMG continues to grow, including a new website and recent ISO 9001 quality accreditation.
Mr Hawes said: “In an increasingly competitive and uncertain maritime world, gaining the right support has never been more important. I’m looking forward to making TMG’s world class services available to more clients and helping existing clients continue to successfully grow their own businesses.
“It’s an exciting time to join TMG as the company moves confidently into the next phase of its growth.”
Mr Hawes’ extensive maritime experience was developed from 17 years in the Royal Naval Submarine Service to, more recently, sales of marine terminal and supply chain optimization solutions to principally the oil and gas majors worldwide.
He has held key positions at Quintiq (Dassault Systemes Group), Logistics Ltd. (Centriq Group) and Emerson Process Management (CSi).
In 2015 he founded Portunus-Solutions Ltd, a solution brokerage and referral partner to selected supply chain and advanced maintenance solution vendors.
Working to TMG’s accredited ISO 9001 standard, Mr Hawes is responsible for TMG’s business development activities, including the acquisition of new business and additional partners. His role also includes maintaining fruitful relationships with the wider TMG sales teams, existing customers and partner organisations.
Malcolm Parrott, TMG Managing Director, said: “Kevin is an internationally experienced, entrepreneurial sales professional with a highly successful background.
“He will lead our expansion into new markets whilst continuing to grow relationships with existing clients and ensuring that our high standards of honesty and ethical practice are maintained throughout the sales cycle.
“We are very pleased to welcome Kevin aboard.”
TMG is a global consortium of maritime service companies, marine consultancies and marine management businesses with its head office in Seattle and regional offices in Honolulu and London.