Maritime software specialist GTMaritime has appointed Mike McNally as sales and marketing director as the company plans to expand into new territories.
McNally has more than 25 yearsâ€™ experience working in the industry both at sea and in senior maritime communications management positions. The company said his appointment reflects GTMaritimeâ€™s desire to further develop partnerships with its existing customers and resellers, while extending its reach and presence in new territories.
As McNally takes up his new role overseeing GTMaritimeâ€™s sales and marketing strategy and teams, the software specialist is establishing its first office in the United States, in Houston, Texas.
McNally began his career at sea, working variously on offshore tugs and commercial fishing vessels before becoming a deck officer on Getty product tankers. Coming ashore, he joined Global Wireless, a U.S.-based maritime satellite service reseller. After Global Wireless was acquired by Inmarsat, McNally was retained to manage maritime distribution partners for its new Global Xpress service, ultimately becoming vice president Sales for America. For the last three years, he has been managing director for Telemar USA, overseeing its merger into Marlink.
â€œOver the years Iâ€™ve worked with Mike in various positions so Iâ€™ve witnessed the tenacity and strategic vision he can bring to a team first hand,â€ said GTMaritime CEO Robert Kenworthy. â€œHis wealth of experience in the maritime satellite market will be invaluable in driving GTMaritimeâ€™s continued growth.â€