Chelsom strengthens sales team with new Head of Marine Sales role

John Hadley has been promoted to Head of Marine Sales at Chelsom as the company consolidates its position as a leading designer, manufacturer and supplier of decorative lighting to the international hospitality and marine markets.

Chelsom has made substantial progress in the marine sector over recent years making themselves well known to most of the world’s shipyards, marine designers, cruise operators and marine outfitters. Thanks to its esteemed reputation within the industry and an extensive knowledge of the specific maritime lighting requirements, Chelsom has created lighting schemes for some of the biggest names within the industry with recent notable projects including the stunning custom centrepiece fittings created for the public areas of Hapag- Lloyd Cruises 5-star plus ‘MS Europa2’, custom designed fittings onboard P&O Cruises ‘Aurora’ and ‘Britannia’, custom made designed pendants for ‘Crystal Serenity’, a trio of Tui Cruises projects supplying products for the cabins of ‘Mein Schiff 3,4 &5’ along with the extensive refurbishment programme of Windstar Cruises ships ‘Wind Star’ and ‘Star Pride’ and two of Pullmantur’s most prestigious liners  ‘Monarch’ and ‘Zenith’.

With a professional background in the contract market spanning more than 18 years, John Hadley has been a key member of the sales team at Chelsom for 4 years and during this time has played an integral part in developing the marine division of the business. Reporting to the Sales Director, he will oversee the strategy and growth of this division and will be responsible for all aspects of marine project delivery from sales through to quoting, manufacturing and delivery. John will be supported by both sales specialists out in the field and by a strong internal team.

Director Will Chelsom comments, “I am absolutely delighted to announce John’s promotion to Head of Marine Sales. As our reputation within the international marine sector grows and we tackle bigger and more complex projects we have recognised the need to strengthen our sales team with this new position. John has proved an invaluable asset to the company since joining us and brings to the new role a vast experience of both the marine industry and an extensive understanding of the Chelsom brand, products and capabilities; a combination we hope that will contribute to furthering our successes within this extremely challenging and exciting marketplace.”