In his new job, Floris Lettinga will hold overall responsibility for sales, operations, strategy and planning related to leisure and commercial high-speed engines. His territories will cover Europe, Russia and Africa. Peter Aarsen, Vice President of Yanmar Europe BV comments on this appointment: “We are very happy to have Floris as our new Manager for the Marine Sales Department. His broad experience in sales, planning and operations will give him the right tools to further expand Yanmar’s activities in the high-speed marine market. With his international experience, he is well-equipped to further develop our presence in the Russian and African markets.”
Floris Lettinga: “With the experience I gained within Yanmar both in Europe and Asia, I am really looking forward to further develop the international marine sales department working with customers in the various countries. Being an ardent water sports lover myself, I feel very lucky to be able to combine my private hobby with my working career in the boating industry. For me it is the perfect combination to really understand what our customers need.”
Floris Lettinga started his career with Yanmar in 2003 as a sales engineer for the leisure marine market in the Benelux. After having worked as Area Manager Marine for Europe, he became a Project Specialist for marine, leisure and commercial high-speed engines with Yanmar Co. Ltd, our headquarters in Osaka, Japan, in 2010. In 2012, he returned to Europe and took up the position of Assistant Manager Marine Sales, which prepared him for his current position.
Yanmar has a global workforce of over 15,000 and a sales network operating in more than 130 countries. We design and manufacture diesel engines, accessories and finishing equipment for a wide range of applications in pleasure and commercial marine, industrial use, agricultural machinery, construction equipment and cogeneration power systems. The company has pioneered clean emissions technology and sustainable energy systems. In Europe, Yanmar employs around 600 people and generates annual sales of approximately Euro 800 million.