Donald Govan, owner and chief design engineer of Spurs Marine Manufacturing since its founding in 1981, has sold the company to two managers, Vice President and General Manager Pablo Sosa and Sales Application Engineer Chris Jones.
Spurs developed and sells line and net cutter systems that prevent propeller entanglement and potential oil seal failure.
“Sosa and Jones make a great team,” Govan said in announcing the sale in January. “They know the marine and international shipping community and its changing needs, and our customers will be well served under their leadership.”
Sosa has been with Spurs more than 15 years and has created a number of computerized and technical systems for product manufacturing. He has also helped establish a global network of Spurs’ dealerships and distributors.
Jones joined the company two years ago and is responsible for product design and installation.
Spurs systems have been installed on more than 100,000 vessels worldwide and are globally recognized for their ability to use opposing rotary and stationary cutting blades to sever lines and nets. The systems are ABS-approved and protected by U.S. and international patents.
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