Marine Jet Power Adds to Growing Team in the Americas

BLACKLICK, OH (APRIL 15, 2020) – Marine Jet Power (MJP) is pleased to announce two key additions to the business development team in the Americas. Joining the growing organization is Cole Merritt and Peter Gonzalez.

“Peter and Cole are a welcome addition to the MJP team in the Americas. As we continue to expand our footprint in the region their experience and expertise will be invaluable as we strive to offer an unmatched customer experience for shipyards, boat builders and operators,” said MJP President and Regional Director, Michael Rickey.

Both Peter and Cole started their new positions with MJP on April 6th. We welcome them to the team.

Cole Merritt has joined MJP in the role of Sales Manager responsible for OEM sales in North, South and Central America. Cole served in the United States Marine Corps from 1998 -2007 and served as a section leader for both Amphibious Assault and Small Craft Company from 2003 -2007.

Most recently Cole was employed by the Mack Boring & Parts Company where he was responsible for dealer accounts for Scania Marine, providing technical sales support and account management to customers in his area of responsibility. Prior to that Cole held increasing roles of responsibility at SAFE Boats International in the customer support group. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the American Military University.

Peter Gonzalez has joined MJP as Aftermarket Sales and Training Manager responsible for aftermarket sales and training in the Americas region. Peter served in the U.S. Coast Guard and Coast Guard Reserve from 1978 – 2013 where he served as Naval Engineering Chief Warrant Officer with responsibilities in engineering and training.

Peter most recently worked as the Sr. District Sales & Service Manager for Honda Motor Co. where he provided product sales and service support for Honda Marine and Power Equipment distributors throughout Central America and the Caribbean. Prior to that Peter worked with Mercury Marine to provide technical and service support to customers in Latin America and the Caribbean. Peter holds a bachelor’s degree and is fluent in Spanish.

Cole Merritt image

Image caption: Cole Merritt, Sales Manager, OEM sales, Americas

Peter Gonzalez

Image caption: Peter Gonzalez, Aftermarket Sales and Training Manager, Americas

About Marine Jet Power AB
Headquartered in Uppsala, Sweden and owned by Verdane Capital, Marine Jet Power is a global leader in waterjet propulsion providing diverse applications – governmental patrol craft, service vessels for wind farms and oil industry, passenger vessels and pleasure yachts.

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