Global superyacht painting and refinishing company Pinmar has named Derik Wagner executive director of its U.S. operations, responsible for leading its U.S. management team and spearheading its growth in North America and the Caribbean.
Wagner brings more than 20 years of experience in global sales, business development and management skills, including a previous position as managing director at MTN Yacht Service. He was president of the International Superyacht Society (ISS) from 2015 to 2017, and is a founding member of the U.S. Superyacht Association (USSA) and a former Anchor Member of the Marine Industries Association of South Florida (MIASF).
Wagner will operate out of Pinmar’s new U.S. headquarters at Rybovich in West Palm Beach.
He will be taking over the company’s U.S. business operations from Peter Brown, who will remain as managing director of Pinmar USA during the handover, then focus on strengthening the synergy between the company’s U.S. and European operations, according to a Pinmar press release. Current general manager Phil Burgess will take on a new role as director of sales and business development.
“I’m excited to join one of the leading groups in the superyacht service sector, and I very much look forward to working with the senior management team,” Wagner stated.