As production of Cox Powertrain’s high-powered CXO300 approaches, the diesel outboard specialist has revealed three key new appointments to support its US business and head up its sales and aftersales departments in this important market. Bruce Woodfin takes on the role of North America Account Manager and Bill Livingston will act as Aftersales Manager for the America’s, while Steve Pitt becomes Global Aftersales and Warranty Manager, based at Cox’s UK headquarters.
Bruce Woodfin graduated from Maine Maritime Academy, with a degree in yacht operations boatyard management, before working for yards in Marblehead and Salem Massachusetts. Since 2000, he has worked in marine propulsion, selling and supporting a wide range of products including jets, inboards, sterndrives and pods, and worked for Power Product Systems LLC for seven years prior to joining Cox Powertrain. During his time with Power Product Systems, his primary focus was selling and supporting Volvo Penta products to the New England lobster boat market, high-end yacht tenders, custom yachts and pilot boats.
Bill Livingston started his career building engines for Caterpillar before moving into customer support and ultimately becoming Head of Caterpillar Concierge, the firm’s premium aftersales service. He brings expertise and experience in project management, aftersales processes and customer service to Cox’s North American team and will be based in Georgia but will relocate to Florida when Cox’s US headquarters is in operation.
Delivering exceptional aftersales support is a fundamental part of Cox Powertrain’s philosophy and the firm has now strengthened its worldwide team to help it provide a second-to-none service. Taking on the role of Global Aftersales & Warranty Manager is Steve Pitt, who brings experience in automotive aftersales, calibration and diagnostics and gained key marine aftersales and product development experience whilst employed by Hamilton Jet. Steve will be UK based at Cox’s headquarters in West Sussex.
Pitt, Woodfin and Livingston will be joined by Cox’s Louisiana distributor, Innovative Diesel Technology. at this year’s International Workboat Show.
David LeBlanc, Director of Sales and Product Development at Innovative Diesel Technology said, “We’re inviting visitors to register online or via our stand at the show to experience an on-water demo to see a CXO300 in operation first-hand.”
“This high-powered diesel outboard has been greatly anticipated by the US commercial market. We’re excited to be representing a brand-new engine that has no current equal on the market. Cox’s emphasis on unrivalled aftersales also aligns perfectly with our own ethos of providing best-in-class products with unequalled product support.”