Harken is pleased to announce the promotion of Emanuele Cecchini

Harken is pleased to announce the promotion of Emanuele Cecchini

Harken is pleased to announce the promotion of Emanuele Cecchini


By Harken
10/05/2024 - 12:14

Harken is pleased to announce its appointment of Emanuele Cecchini to Commercial Director of its European, Asia-Pacific, Middle East, and African operations. Cecchini adds this responsibility to his current role as Commercial Director of Harken Italy. Overall he has been a part of the Harken team for 18 years over two eras, seven in his current role.

“I’m confident that having Emanuele in his new role within this revised organizational framework will support and improve Harken’s growth process as a dynamic presence in each area worldwide,” said Matt Malec, Harken COO.

This promotion formalizes Cecchini’s role developing and organizing key commercial strategies in Marine and Safety & Rescue markets and succession plans in non Harken-owned distribution settings. He will continue to work closely with Harken managing directors to support their key initiatives, and support channel managers in the development of key accounts. As the commercial world continues to change, his role will enhance coordination and communication ensuring Harken is developing the right strategies to fuel multi-channel growth. 

After graduating from the Architectural University of Rome, Emanuele was a professional sailor for ten years before originally coming to Harken as a domestic (Italy) sales manager in 1996. After leaving the company in 2007 to serve as a commercial leader in series build and custom boat manufacturers, he returned to Harken in 2017 assuming the role in which he continues. 

“We’re headquartered in North America, but the markets outside North America are critically important for our long-term success,” said Bill Goggins, Harken CEO. “Emanuele understands this as well as anyone at Harken. He’s a great leader with a genuine desire to serve our customers. We’re confident in his abilities and wish him great success in his new role.” 

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