Pewaukee, WI-Harken announced today the appointment of Mark Wiss as Director of Global Grand-Prix and Custom Yacht Sales. Previously, Mark successfully managed sales of Harken Grand-Prix products for 16 years. Adding custom yacht sales to his responsibilities provides a great opportunity to build internal synergy in teamwork and collaboration for Harken, while assuring continuity for our customers and industry partners.
"During his 23 years at Harken, Mark has successfully led Harken to leadership in the Grand-Prix sailing industry," said Global Sales Director, Matt Malec. "In his new position, Mark will continue to play to his strong operational and technological expertise, applying his energy and creativity to both Custom Yacht and Grand-Prix markets. This is a position we feel is a perfect fit for his exceptional talents."
"I have been passionate about sailing and business my entire life," said Mark. "I am looking forward to strengthening Harken's customer base in both these markets, while enhancing our ability to provide high levels of service to our customers worldwide."
Mark's extensive background in the sailing industry began early-on as a sailmaker and boat captain. His career at Harken includes positions as Director of Global Sales and Marketing, Grand Prix Racing Sales & Service Manager, and America's Cup Sales & Service Manager.
Corinne Rich will continue her career in the custom yacht division of Harken, applying her unmatched experience to augment Mark and the sales team.