Sealegs Corporation (NZX:SLG) has appointed Paul Simmonds to the position of International Business Development Manager.  Paul most recently was consulting for New Zealand manufacturers expanding into Middle East markets, and prior to that was the Director – Europe, Middle East and Africa for Investment New Zealand (New Zealand Trade and Enterprise) and worked in the New Zealand financial services markets. 

A long time resident of Canada, Paul has also held senior marketing positions and has a background in emergency services and in government agencies.  He retains extensive networks and contacts in a number of international markets and is a member of the executive committee of the New Zealand-Middle East Business Council.

Sealegs Corporation CEO David McKee Wright said, “I am delighted to attract someone of Paul’s calibre to our company.  Paul’s experience across all facets of business and his deep knowledge of the US market makes him an ideal candidate for the role.  His significant experience in growing global companies will also make him a key contributor to our success.”  

Paul says, “I am very pleased to be joining Sealegs Corporation at such an exciting time in the development of their international market, particularly North America.  I look forward to building upon the excellent results achieved by the company, to date.”

Earlier this week Sealegs Corporation unveiled its emergency response range of its amphibious boats, purpose-built to meet demand from international rescue and emergency services.  Paul is responsible for the emergency response division at Sealegs Corporation, in particular the business generated from North America.