JANUARY 20, 2015 — Norfolk, VA, based NAVCOM and marine technology provider WR Systems has appointed Mark Mahoney as its new Director of Domestic Maritime Business.
Mr. Mahoney comes to WR from Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine, where he spent almost 25 years honing his technical maritime expertise in a variety of roles, including marketing, contracts and compliance. His most recent position was Service Manager for the Americas region.
Employing over 350 staff, WR has now set its sights on becoming a leading global player in the commercial marine electronics supply, service and support sector with a Commercial Maritime Division that builds on its established base of 25 years of support for U.S. Navy and other Federal NAVCOM requirements.
WR says Mr. Mahoney's appointment is a key strategic hire.
"Mark has extensive experience in the maritime industry and came highly recommended to us," says WR President Dave Edwards. "He is a unique mix of technical expertise, commercial insight and strategic thinking. He brings additional market knowledge and experience to our Commercial Maritime team; his role will be to lead the division to the next phase of our strategic business plan while ensuring we maintain our high levels of customer satisfaction."
"This is a fabulous opportunity for me to build on my experience," says Mr. Mahoney. "The team at WR are highly focused on where they see the business moving over the next few years and I am relishing the chance to be part of such a progressive organization. WR has a depth of capability built on many years of delivering NAVCOM excellence to the U.S. Navy. Leveraging that expertise was a major factor in my decision to join the WR team."