BELLINGHAM MARINE ENTERS KOREA
September 21, 2010
Bellingham Marine, world renowned marina builder, announced it has expanded into South Korea and has opened an office in Seoul. The company appointed South Korean national, Simon Yoo, to the position of Business Development Manager. Mr. Yoo will help the company set up operations in Seoul and oversee new projects in the region.
“The timing is right,” said Everett Babbitt, President of Bellingham Marine. “As a company we’re in a good position to enter the Korean market and the enthusiasm and energy being directed at promoting the marine leisure industry in Korea is remarkable.”
Korea is actively working to grow its marina industry with strong support coming from both the National and Provincial Governments.
Babbitt added, “We are happy to have Mr. Yoo on our team. His extensive background and knowledge of the market in Korea will help us meet the needs of this unique, emerging market.”
Mr. Yoo’s past experience includes a long history of working in Korea’s yachting industry. He’s an avid sailor holding multiple national championship titles and has severed as both a member and as a director at a number of prestigious yacht clubs. Mr. Yoo is also an internationally recognized designer of both yachts and cars and holds an engineering degree from Hanyang University. One of his many well known Korean car designs is the SsangYong Musso.
“It’s an honor to be a part of the Bellingham team,” said Mr. Yoo. “I look forward to the challenges and successes that lay ahead for Bellingham Marine as we help Korea build up its yachting infrastructure.”
Bellingham Marine’s presence in Asia has grown significantly over the past several years. The company’s operations include a licensee agreement in Japan and offices in Malaysia, Singapore, China, Hong Kong and Korea.
As the world’s leading marina design-build construction company, Bellingham Marine produces Unifloat® concrete floating dock systems, Unideck® metal frame floating dock systems and Unistack® dry stack systems for marinas worldwide.
Contact: Bellingham Marine, P.O. Box 8, Bellingham, WA 98227; www.bellingham-marine.com.
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