New Director of Business Development Joins the Global Team
SEATTLE, Nov. 7, 2017 – Eric Rose, formerly of Weiler Products and Caterpillar, has joined Global Diving & Salvage, Inc. as Director of Business Development. He is responsible for the marine service company’s long-term revenue generation, and the support of Global’s regions and service lines, including marine construction, commercial diving, environmental services and marine casualty response.
Rose is a proven strategic leader with extensive experience in market development, customer relations, project management, and operations. In his role as Director of Business Development, Rose will oversee sales and business development, marketing, client engagement and corporate strategy for revenue generation.
“Eric is a skilled communicator and is very focused on relationship development, both internally and with our customers, partners and vendors,” said Devon Grennan, President and CEO of Global. “His extensive experience in sales, negotiations and business development, along with his educational background and strong leadership skills, makes him an ideal person for the job. Also, it’s impossible not to like the guy.”
Prior to joining Global, Rose spent many years with NC Machinery for Caterpillar, most recently as Washington Equipment Sales and Rental Manager. During his tenure, he was responsible for the overall P&L of the sales and rental departments in Washington state, managing inventory levels between $30 million to $50 million per year. He created and implemented dealer efficiency tools and programs that are still in use at the company today.
Rose left Caterpillar to travel the world for nearly a year and half – visiting 25 countries. “I saw this as a fantastic opportunity, not just to see the world with my wife, but also to further develop my cross-cultural understanding, communication and negotiation skills, and decision-making skills,” said Rose.
Before joining the Global team, Rose most recently served as the Northwest Territory Sales Manager for Weiler Products, where he was responsible for sales, product development and dealer development for the Weiler product line.
“Global attracts a certain kind of person I think: hard working, down to earth, honest, and self-driven…” said Dan Pierson, VP of Operations, “and Eric really fits the bill. He has hit the ground running with an energy and vision for helping grow our operations. When I look at the relationships he’s already made, along with the brand enhancements he’s putting in place, it tells me that we made the right choice.”
“I’m excited to be here at Global,” said Rose, “there is so much opportunity for the company right now; from the type of commercial dive work the company is well known for, to complete project management on complex marine construction and casualty response jobs.”
Based in Seattle, Washington, with offices in Alaska, California, and Houston, and operations around the world, Global is a leader in the marine services industry with decades of experience managing complex, critical and technical projects in and around the water. Global’s highly trained and experienced people offer the best in safe, reliable marine construction, commercial diving, marine casualty response, and environmental services—even in the most challenging environments. Learn more at www.gdiving.com.