Mark Wiss Accepts New Role as Director of Harken Business Development

1/22/2015

Mark WissPewaukee WI-Harken announced today the appointment of Mark Wiss as Director of Business Development. In his new role, Mark will define long-term corporate strategies, build customer relationships, and identify business opportunities, recommending new products, channels and markets in the marine and industrial sectors. Mark will continue to develop and execute Harken sales strategies to achieve corporate objectives in the Grand-Prix, OEM, and hydraulic markets worldwide.

"During his 21 years at Harken, Mark successfully reorganized our commercial team and led Harken to become a leader in the Grand Prix sailing industry," said USA Managing Director, Bill Goggins. "In his new position, Mark will continue to play to his strong operational and technological expertise, while tightening his focus on new market development-a position we feel is a perfect fit."

"I have always had a strong interest in business development and planning," said Mark. "I am looking forward to strengthening Harken's customer base in the marine and industrial sectors, while enhancing our ability to provide high levels of service to our customers worldwide."

Mark's extensive background in the sailing industry began early-on as a sailmaker and boat captain. His career at Harken includes positions as Director of Global Sales and Marketing, Grand Prix Racing Sales & Service Manager, and America's Cup Sales & Service Manager.

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