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Sonihull Appoints New Non-Executive Director

NRG Marine, the manufacturer of ultrasonic anti-fouling technology, has appointed Darren R Jones as a Non-Executive Director. Jones’ appointment reflects the strong growth of the Sonihull brand within the Leisure Boating, Commercial Marine, Offshore Oil & Gas, and Aquaculture sectors as a provider of antifouling systems that do not use biocides and have no poisonous environmental legacy.

Mr Jones is a Chartered Director and strategic consultant with decades of board-level experience within small and large companies all over the globe. He has worked with all types of organisations and companies from the NHS to Toyota in a variety of fields, ranging from food processing and healthcare improvement to automotive supply chain management. The Ex-President of the Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce, Mr Jones is also the Non-Executive Chairman of Develop Consulting and the Director of 52 Global Consulting. Mr Jones is also the Entrepreneur in Residence at Coventry University, where he is helping to fast-track ideas into industry with a digital accelerator programme.

“I have been lucky enough to cover all kinds of business functions in all kinds of industries, and they all have the same issues and opportunities”, says Mr Jones. “Sonihull protects the interior and exterior of all types of marine vessel and structure from unwanted marine bio-foiling without using biocides, poisons or microplastics. Because of the scale of our main target markets, ­we have a real opportunity to stop and help reverse environmental damage to the oceans. We are well-placed to offer cost-effective fouling control before global regulations make biocides a thing of the past.”