James Maitland, National Sales Director – Americas
Get to know our dynamic sales director, who brings a unique blend of industry expertise, community involvement and enthusiastic brand advocacy to the team.
James is responsible for actively supporting key distributors throughout the Americas, increasing brand awareness, growing target markets, increasing industry association involvement and supporting the company’s U.S.-based technical and sales team, comprised of Mark Billingsley, Keith Mayes and Rusty Morgan.
James previously served as territory manager, Southeast Florida region, for a national marine wholesaler before joining the Oceanmax team. Former president of the Fort Lauderdale Young Professionals in Yachting (YPY), he continues to be actively involved with the Marine Industries Association of South Florida (MIASF), the U.S. Superyacht Association (USSA) and Triton Events while also volunteering with the charitable organization Freedom Waters Foundation. In June 2016, James was part of the America’s Cup World Series in Chicago.
“James’ knowledge of the marine industry combined with his energy, enthusiasm and passion make him a great addition to Oceanmax to boost Propspeed’s presence in the American market,” says Clint Jones, president of Oceanmax. “He brings strong support for customers using our products in this very important market.”
Born and raised in Annapolis, Maryland, James grew up boating on the Severn River and Chesapeake Bay. His love of the water was cultivated by his father, a retired navy captain and graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy who taught him the skills of navigation and safe boating while imbuing him with strong family values and ethics, positioning him for the success he enjoys today.