Sealite announces the appointment of Luis Velasquez as Business Development Manager for Marine in the Latin America and Caribbean markets.
Mr. Velasquez has been the managing director of an Aids to Navigation (AtoN) consulting firm in Cartagena, Colombia for several global manufacturers. Owing to his previous experience as a LATAM specialist in the AtoN market, Luis brings extensive knowledge of this strategic territory to Sealite. His entrepreneurial spirit, professional background and enthusiasm for the Sealite brand will make Luis a welcome addition to the global manufacturer.
Luis holds advanced technical and business degrees from several universities in Colombia and the United States. He is fluent in Spanish, Portuguese and English and has extensive experience presenting navigation solutions to major lighthouse authorities throughout South and Central America. He is a recognized expert in the field of AtoN products and technology in the Latin American market and will help Sealite to ensure aggressive new product launches and business development.
Jason Larrere, Sealite Americas Sales Manager stated, “Sealite continues to invest in and grow this strategic region. Luis Velasquez has a strong record of accomplishment in the South American and Caribbean territories. With the additional appointment of Anny Grimmett to Inside Sales, Sealite can better support our current and future Latin American customers with technically experienced, native Spanish speakers. Sealite is now strongly positioned to bring superior AtoN technology to users in this important region.”
Beginning September 4, 2018, Luis will spend two weeks at the Sealite Americas Training Center in Tilton, New Hampshire, USA, before returning to Cartagena, Columbia where he will assume his new role.
To learn about Sealite’s comprehensive range of marine navigational aids click here(http://sealite.com/products). To contact Luis Velasquez or Anny Grimmett with inquiries throughout Latin America, click here (http://www.sealite.com/contact).
As one of your new distributors (Belize and Honduras, Waller Marine Belize LTD), I would like to express my congratulations to you and your people in providing reliable, dependable and inexpensive products. Formerly we were distributors for a Canadian made product but these were found to be too expensive for the market and also offered only difficult and complicated programming. Our first order of lights from you (SL15 ™S) took only four days to arrive from Aussie Land, when I opened the box they were still flashing. I tested a SL60 (white) for four days (steady on) before it required a recharge…remarkable. I will be placing another order with Dana shortly keep up the good work.
-Capt Andy Suddes
We choose to sell Sealite … this is a long story, well we treat Sealite as our own and the relationship we have developed with Jeff and Chris and their attitude and commitment towards growing Sealite to this stage is remarkable. We feel at home when talking to them and the staff of Sealite and this in turn gives us more security and strength in selling products in India.
-Aliasgar E Patrawala
I just wanted to say thank you for the light and bracket Sealite supplied to Birkenhead Marina. As the other lights (old ones) need new batteries I will be replacing them with new lights from Sealite and the same brackets that you supplied with the light we received last week … Your product is excellent and the system of setting the light is good also. Thanks again for all your trouble.