Marine appliance and systems provider Dometic has announced the appointment of Paul Hickinbotham as its product manager EMEA (Europe, Middle East & Asia) marine.
The 18-year company veteran will fill a new role, created to drive product innovation and customer responsiveness by channeling the latest consumer feedback and market intelligence for each region in both the OEM ???? and after-market sectors, through to Dometic’s product development and sales teams.
Hickinbotham will lead a team from his UK base, reporting to head of product management EMEA, Sophie Dixon. The main focus of the new department will be to collate specialist market information from across the EMEA region and work closely with the company’s factories to identify new design and technology concepts, innovations and improvements for Dometic’s huge range of systems and equipment for the marine industry.
Julien Le Feuvre, head of marine OEM – EMEA said, “Paul will combine years of experience of the market with regular communication with show visitors and marine equipment users to enable his team to develop a broad view of what is really important for our customers.
“This valuable specialist knowledge will ensure Dometic is fine-tuned to regional needs, thus guaranteeing continued innovation. In turn, our sales team will have up-to-date, relevant information to further enhance our capabilities to meet the requirements of OEMs and after-market customers. We hope this new commitment further strengthens the message central to our rebrand that we offer smart, reliable, innovative products all represented under a distinctive corporate brand which can be easily recognised and trusted by our customers.”