Crystal Lake, Ill.-based Torqeedo Inc. has appointment Patrick Bucci as senior director for business development for its electric and hybrid propulsion systems.
In this new position, Bucci will have responsibility for driving sales growth for Torqeedo’s project sales segment in North America, focusing on r]opportunities primarily for the company’s high-power Deep Blue product line. He will work closely with naval architects, marine engineers, shipyards and end-users, along with the Torqeedo engineering team, to develop and deliver integrated and well-engineered electric and hybrid power packages.
Bucci brings 20 years of experience in marine sales to his new job. Since 2015, he has been president of B-Line Marine Consultants, providing strategic guidance in sales and marketing for companies in the leisure marine sector. He has also served as product/sales manager for OXE Diesel Outboards, vice president of U.S. sales for Schaefer Yachts and national sales manager for Wellcraft Marine and Scarab Offshore Boats. He is a graduate of the University of Florida with a BA in liberal arts and sciences.
“We look forward to welcoming Patrick Bucci to augment our already outstanding sales and business development team at Torqeedo,” said Steve Trkla, president of Torqeedo Inc. “His depth and breadth of experience in the marine industry will enable him to hit the ground running and make an immediate impact on growing our Deep Blue high-voltage electric propulsion business in the commercial and leisure marine segments.”
“I share Torqeedo’s vision of a greener and sustainable marine industry and welcome the opportunity to play a role in moving the industry away from dependence on fossil fuels to electric and hybrid propulsion,” said Bucci. “This is truly an exciting challenge.”