Robert “Graham” Couser has been named Vice President of Business Development at Kalmarine Inc., which has locations in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Stavanger, Norway, and offers a range of marine industry project management and design services with a specialty in vessel refits and conversions.
Couser comes to the company with extensive experience, including more than 20 years at Grand Bahama Shipyard, where he was instrumental in the development and growth of the shipyard from a “greenfield” into one of the world’s leading shipyards for Cruise Ship drydocking, refit and refurbishment projects.
At Kalmarine, Couser will assume responsibility for account and relationship management.
“I am excited to join this dedicated and passionate team,” he said. “I look forward to supporting and offering their expertise in naval architecture, design, marine engineering, consultancy and project management to the wider marine market.”
Couser will lead and develop Kalmarine’s sales, marketing and relationship management efforts while working closely with the company’s leadership on their recent expansion to Europe.
“Graham’s broad range of experience in business development, commercial and project management will be a welcome addition to our team,” said Douglas Frongillo, CEO of Kalmarine. “The increasing demand and nature of the enquiries from our clients required an experienced addition to our team, for someone who will fit in with our management philosophy and strategic direction, Graham will most definitely play a key role in providing and implementing high quality solutions for our clients.”