Voith Turbo appoints Houston based Marine Division Director

Kyle-Durden-pictureVoith Turbo has expanded its presence on the Gulf Coast with the addition of a Marine Division Director based in Houston, which is a new position within the division.  Kyle Durden will manage the regional operations for the Marine Division, focusing on sales, marketing, and customer service. .

"I'm excited to be joining the already-strong team at Voith Turbo as Director of the Marine Division in North America," Mr. Durden said.  "I've always been impressed with the quality products developed and manufactured by Voith, and look forward to expanding the use of Voith Turbo's products along the Gulf Coast and across North America."

Mr. Durden has worked in the marine industry for nearly three decades. Prior to accepting his current position at Voith Turbo, he was a Vessel Manager at Crowley Maritime Corporation.  He has also worked at GE, and Ocean Shipholdings, Inc. A native Texan, Mr.Durden graduated from Texas A&M-Galveston with a degree in marine engineering and has an MBA from Texas A&M. Additionally, he holds a Chief Engineer's license for unlimited horsepower vessels from the U.S. Coast Guard. 

"We are excited about Kyle's addition to Voith Turbo's Marine Division," said Ron Wilson, Senior Vice President of Voith Turbo based in York, Pa.  "Kyle has a wealth of experience in the marine industry that will serve both Voith and our customers well.  Kyle's knowledge of the industry will prove vital as we continue to expand our presence in the region."

Voith Turbo Marine designs and manufactures propulsion systems tailored to a wide variety of marine applications. Voith Turbo is a Group Division of Voith GmbH.

December 2, 2011

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