COX MARINE STRENGTHENS LEADERSHIP TEAM WITH THREE NEW APPOINTMENTS

Three new leadership team appointments made as Cox Marine deepens its talent and experience as it enters full-scale manufacturing and marketing of its 300hp diesel outboard- the CXO300.

“With extensive experience in driving businesses’ growth, product development and achieving significant market share, the appointments of David, Paul and Heinz are very exciting additions to the Cox Marine team. Their expertise, knowledge, and talent will play a key role in supporting the next phase of Cox’s story as we progress from engine development to full-scale product manufacturing. We welcome them all to the team here at Cox Marine.”

Gavin Wesson, Cox Marine Chief Executive Officer

We’re pleased to announce the appointment of not one, not two, but three new additions the Cox Marine leadership team.
As we move from development and launch phase into full-scale manufacturing and marketing, we’ve deepened our team’s skill and experience with David Gilbert joining as Cox Marine’s new Chief Commercial Officer, Paul Cavander joining as Head of Industrial Strategy and Heinz Stalhammar as our Chief Engineer.


David Gilbert joins from McLaren Automotive Ltd, where he spent over 10 years in roles including Director of Strategy, Managing Director for EMEA, and lastly Commercial Operations Director. David has also previously worked for Element Six, Volkswagen, PA Consulting and Accenture. David will be joining Cox Marine’s executive committee.


Paul Cavander, has been appointed as Head of Industrial Strategy, beginning his new role last month. Paul has joined from GKN Aerospace where he was Projects Director, overseeing the operational strategy of the Special Products Group business globally on multi-million pound projects spanning several sites and countries. Prior to this he was a Site Manager, managing a team of 260 people. Paul previously held senior operations and management roles at Rolls-Royce Bentley and In2Tec. Paul will be responsible for ensuring the industrial efficiency and operations of Cox Marine are as effective as possible as we step up our manufacturing in the coming months and years.


Heinz Stalhammar also joined Cox Marine as Chief Engineer last month. Heinz has more than 40 years’ experience working on automotive, marine and competition engines. He has joined from another engine manufacturer where he has spent the last ten years engineering diesel engines for marine use.


Regarding the new appointments, Gavin Wesson, CEO of Cox Marine, said:
“With extensive experience in driving businesses’ growth, product development and achieving significant market share, the appointments of David, Paul and Heinz are very exciting additions to the Cox Marine team. Their expertise, knowledge, and talent will play a key role in supporting the next phase of Cox’s story as we progress from engine development to full-scale product manufacturing. We welcome them all to the team here at Cox Marine.”


David Gilbert, new Chief Commercial Officer at Cox Marine said:
“It is a pleasure to be joining Cox Marine, an exciting and ambitious British engine manufacturer that has developed an innovative engine that promises to disrupt the marine outboard market significantly. I look forward to working closely with the Cox Marine team and its network of distributors to establish Cox Marine as a leading, best in class British technology brand.”


Paul Cavander, new Head of Industrial Strategy at Cox Marine, said:
“Joining Cox Marine is an extremely exciting opportunity. With a talented team, experienced leadership, an impressive manufacturing facility, and a disruptive new product, it is well-placed to grow and achieve significant market share over the coming years. I look forward to further developing the manufacturing process of the CXO300 and contributing to the business’ profitability and growth.”

Heinz Stalhammar, new Chief Engineer at Cox Marine, said:
“I am extremely excited to be joining the very talented and motivated team at Cox Marine. I have spent many years in marine engineering and Cox is leading the way in its product development with the innovative CXO300, and I look forward to working closely with the team to continue developing the engine and ensuring it remains a leading product in the market.”