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Wichard Group Announces Three New Members in the United States

Apr 4, 2019
Charlotte, NC – French based Wichard Groupe announced three new members of their US team. They include a new General Manager, Sales Manager and a Technical Sales support postion. Each are already in place and focused on increasing Wichard’s brand recognition and sales throughout the USA.
 
Darryl Spurling was recently appointed General Manager of the Wichard Group USA and Sparcraft America.  An experienced CPA and CFO in several British and American companies, he has demonstrated his ability to build winning teams and develop businesses as far afield as aeronautics and molecular diagnostics. Spurling has extensive business experience in France and is ideally placed to build an effective bridge between the team in the USA and the Wichard Group in France.  According to Spurling, “I am excited to be able to lever the experience and resources of the Wichard Group in France to take the US team to the next level.” Contact Darryl at: dspurling@wichard.com
 
Mark Van Note joins Wichard Group USA as Sales Manager representing the brands of Wichard, Profurl, Facnor and Peguet. Van Note brings decades of professional experience working in the marine industry. Starting as a race boat captain, he has worked for companies such as Rig Pro (Southern Spars), Hall Inc and Gunboat to name a few. This experience will also help Mark advise the Sparcraft and newly acquired Lorima spar brands. Mark will be dividing his time between the home office in Charlotte, NC and his home town of Newport, RI. According to Van Note, “I have been a consumer and industry customer of the Wichard Group line of products for decades.  I feel very fortunate to be representing them now and plan to focus a keen eye towards growth in the US marine market, as well as industrial arena rigging, safety and rescue, aeronautical, tactical and other strategic markets.”  Contact Mark at: mvannote@wichard.com
 
Henry Maxwell joins the Sparcraft America team as Technical Sales support. An avid sailor, Maxwell was captain of his college sailing team and has raced numerous offshore competitions including multiple Bermuda Races, the Transatlantic Race, and others. An experienced marine industry professional, Maxwell has worked as a sailmaker, boatyard manager and as Hall Spars Project Manager where he oversaw the design, production and commissioning of carbon spars and standing rigging. Henry lives in southeastern Connecticut and when not in the office, you can find Henry on the water or at home renovating his colonial era farmhouse. Contact Henry at: hmaxwell@wichard.com
 
Wichard celebrates its 100th anniversary this year. Originally famous for top quality stainless steel products, the Wichard Group now includes Profurl,Sparcraft, Facnor, Lorima (carbon masts) and Peguet brands.
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