New GMBA appointment for US market

Global Marine Business Advisors (GMBA) has appointed George Bellwoar as its second consultant to service the company’s US market.

Bellwoar has experience working with OEMs, boatbuilders and distributors throughout North America and Europe. The group says Bellwoar’s industry knowledge and contact networks will be invaluable to GMBA clients who wish to establish a presence in the US market.

“I am honoured to be joining GMBA,” says Bellwoar. “I’ve had the pleasure of working with numerous GMBA members during my career. All impressed me with their industry knowledge and professionalism. I hope my experience with diurnal emission fuel systems now used in the USA will help boatbuilders worldwide as they adapt to techniques that help lower emissions and protect our environment.”

Jouko Huju, GMBA Finland, says: “The US is a huge market. The present demand for boats is unprecedented. We are finding there are rapidly growing requests for all kinds of contacts and knowledge requirements coming from GMBA customers.

“GMBA has considered this growing demand and the information clients are requesting, and felt George’s experience in the areas of marine fuel systems, diurnal emission systems, component part sales, use, and installation, and navigation lighting will be an extremely valuable and welcome addition to our team. He will work alongside Thom Dammrich as our second member in the US.”

Working in the marine industry for 40 years, Bellwoar’s background includes non-ferrous alloys for military marine applications, marine switches and locks, and lighting, deck, and underwater hardware, as well as marine fuel systems, commercial boat navigation and searchlights.

Bellwoar (pictured left) has served on numerous National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) committees and was the primary author of the NMMA’s Best Practices Manual for Supply Chain Management.

He has also served on numerous American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) technical committees, including navigation lighting and fuel systems.

Thom Dammrich adds: “I am delighted that George Bellwoar is joining Global Marine Business Advisors. His expertise will be important as regulation of emissions from boats spreads from the US to Europe, Australia, and other parts of the world. I have known George for 24 years, and he has a lot to offer to the marine industry as a GMBA member.”