Harken Names Zofia Truchanowicz Managing Director of Harken Poland

8/27/2014

Zofia_Truchanowicz.jpgPewaukee, WI—Harken, Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of Zofia Truchanowicz as Managing Director of Harken Poland. Zofia replaces Magdalena Rakowicz who has held the position since 2008. Zofia will build on the solid foundation initiated by Magdalena Rakowicz, and continue to expand Harken’s presence in this active sailing country.

About Poland and Harken’s Focus

Poland’s boatbuilding business is booming. The country is home to numerous production yards that enjoy strong export sales around the world because of the high-quality of their yachts. Custom yacht builders are also thriving at home and abroad. With its many lakes and access to the Baltic, sailing as a leisure activity is becoming more and more popular, offering legitimate aftermarket opportunities. Having an office in Poland has enabled Harken to provide the high levels of service that are synonymous with the Harken name worldwide.

About Zofia Truchanowicz

Sailing has played a major role in Zofia’s life. She is a medal-winning competitor, and has been involved in sailing administration and race officiating at national, Olympic and offshore levels. An international judge and umpire, Zofia has been a member of the jury and umpire teams at the Olympic games, Volvo Ocean Race, World Match Racing Tour, and numerous other high-profile events. Currently, she is the rules advisor for the all-female Team SCA competing in the 2014-15 Volvo.

“I feel honored to have been chosen to lead Harken Poland and to being part of Harken’s global family,” said Zofia. “I am looking forward to this new challenge and to using my knowledge and experience to effectively serve our customers and continue to build Harken Poland.”

“With all her sailing and administrative experience, she has already led a very full life,” said Peter Harken, chairman of the board. “We are very happy she has decided to join us, and feel strongly that she will fit in very well with our culture and have fun with all of us. A big welcome, Zofia, from everyone at Harken.”

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