Peters & May Group today announce that Matt Penfold has formally taken over from Alexis Bizallion as Managing Director of Peters & May USA as of October 2016.
Peters & May USA handles the majority of all new boat shipments and customs paperwork for the majority of boat manufacturers in the USA in addition to a high number of superyacht, commercial and key racing clients. The USA team, based in Dania Beach, Florida, comprises 8 highly talented staff and will now also be joined by Kathy Morris, who has a passion for customer service and will be heading up the business development of the US market.
David Holley, CEO of Peters & May Group, commented: “Working with Alexis to build our presence in the US market and work with such incredible clients has been a huge pleasure of mine. We wish him the best of luck in his new endeavours, and know that we will keep in touch! Matt’s passion, dedication and outstanding knowledge makes him the ideal candidate to take the helm and lead Peters & May USA into a new chapter. Having worked with Matt for years, I have seen first-hand that he will support our clients, both old and new, with the bespoke, personal service that Peters & May strives for across the Group.
Matt Penfold, Managing Director of Peters & May USA, commented: “I have long admired the way that Peters & May runs as a business, and I can’t wait to embrace the opportunity. Having worked in shipping for 17 years, I know that this is going to a big task. The US is a major contributor in the global boat manufacturing market, but with the reputation, skills and support of the Peters & May Group behind us, I know it’s going to be a success!”