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James Maitland, formerly of Oceanmax International, took on the newly created MIASF vice president role as of May 15th. As national sales director for Oceanmax, worldwide distributors of Propspeed, James supported key distributors throughout the Americas, increasing brand awareness, growing target markets, increasing industry association involvement, and building the U.S.-based technical sales team.
Originally from Annapolis, Maryland, James began a nine-year career with West Marine in 2007 as the Port Supply Territory Manager for Maryland and Northern Virginia. He moved to Fort Lauderdale in 2013 to become West Marine Pro’s Port Supply Territory Manager for the Southeast Florida Market Team, the company’s largest market, before joining Oceanmax in 2016.
He served as president of the Young Professionals in Yachting from 2015 to 2018, has been a member of the U.S. Superyacht Association Board of Directors, a member of MIASF’s Marine Industry Day Committee, and an avid volunteer with the Freedom Waters Foundation, an organization that enhances the lives of individuals with special needs and veterans through providing therapeutic boat experiences.