Jeppesen Marine Light Marine Leadership Team
Jeppesen Marine has announced organization changes and a key new hire for its Jeppesen Light Marine Leadership Team. According to Light Marine Division Director James Detar, these moves are designed to make the company more effective and efficient in today’s challenging market.
Primary among these changes is the consolidation of the company’s worldwide Product Management organization under Francesco Altamura. As new Senior Light Marine Product Manager working out of Jeppesen Marine’s Massa, Italy office, Altamura will oversee market introduction of key new products and services, while working to build up the Light Marine Product Management organization and processes.
In another key move, Andrea Buralli has transitioned from European Market Management into the newly established position of Global Light Marine Marketing Manager. While Buralli will also work in Jeppesen Marine’s Massa, Italy office, he joins the team of Jeppesen Marine Senior Marketing Manager Michelle Buckalew, based at Jeppesen corporate headquarters in Denver, Colorado.
Buralli’s former position in European Market Management in Massa, Italy will be taken over by Gianluca Tucci. In his new role, Tucci will continue to oversee Jeppesen Marine’s critical OEM business while extending his scope of responsibilities to include charting products and services. These combined responsibilities represent an important revenue segment for the Light Marine division.
These strategic changes also include the addition of a new team member in the Americas. With more than 20 years of relevant sales and management experience in the marine industry, Scott MacDonald joins the Jeppesen Light Marine Business Unit as American Market Manager. His office will be based in Florida, a key region for the U.S. boating industry as well as one of its largest consumer markets.