Sept 1, 2016
Promoting from within, Ronstan has just announced the appointment of a new CEO and Commercial Manager-Marine for their North American operation. These changes are part of a worldwide reorganization led by the recent retirement of longtime CEO, Alistair Murray, and subsequent promotion of Scot West from the North American President to Managing Director of Ronstan International.
New North American CEO, Brendon Anderson, will assume the leadership role of Ronstan’s business in the US and Canada. Brendon comes from a construction background and over the years has worked with Ronstan’s Architectural division in Australia. His extensive project and business management experience provides the strong foundation and insight needed to guide the widely varying aspects of Ronstan’s USA operations.
To help Brendon maintain and expand Ronstan’s core marine business in North America, longtime Ronstan employee, Alan Prussia, will now assume the role of Commercial Manager-Marine. Alan has spent his lifetime working in the sailing industry and has serviced Ronstan’s retail marine accounts on the West Coast for more than 21 years.
In regard to these personnel changes, Scot West said, “I am extremely pleased with these moves for Ronstan USA. Brendon will provide valuable expertise and the overall leadership to drive the business forward. Meanwhile Alan and our marine team will continue to do what they do best, promote the Ronstan brand and help sailors choose the best sailboat hardware on the planet.”
Ronstan is an international manufacturer of architectural rigging components and sailboat hardware with more than 150 employees worldwide. Headquartered in Melbourne, Australia, Ronstan USA is based in Portsmouth, RI, with additional offices in California and Florida.