High-performance composite yacht spars manufacturer, Southern Spars, has appointed Bill Hughes as technical director.
Bill’s career spans from aviation to the space industry to yacht racing and includes three America’s Cups with Emirates Team NZ.
In his new role, he will play a pivotal role in shaping the company’s technical strategy and leading the development of cutting-edge solutions.
“We are delighted to welcome Bill Hughes to our team as the technical director,” said Vincent Guiot, group sales director.
“His expertise and leadership will be invaluable as we continue to push the boundaries of what’s possible in the sailing industry.
“Bill’s passion for innovation and cutting-edge technology aligns seamlessly with our commitment to delivering ground-breaking products to our clients.”
The announcement follows the appointment of Nick Bice as sales director for grand prix sales.
“Bill will add tremendously to the already highly talented team and both Bill’s and Nick’s experience and professionalism will underline Southern Spars’ name for innovation and excellence in the sailing world,” said Mark Hauser, Southern Spars general manager.