Chemring Marine sales manager Holger Muegge is celebrating ten years’ service at the world’s leading marine distress signal company.

Holger, who is based in Germany, began working for Comet as European sales and marketing manager in January 2002. After leaving school, he trained as an industrial merchant, obtained a scholarship and worked for XpelAir, gained a BA in International Trade and Business and worked as a project manager and consultant for an IT company in Germany.

He joined the company to go back to his roots in manufacturing and international business. "I wanted to work in the area I really enjoyed during my time as a trainee and my studies," Holger explains.

Holger’s sales area has now expanded to include Chemring Marine’s Northern and Eastern Europe distributors, plus the Middle East and Africa region.

During the ten years, Holger – pictured above with managing director Justine Heeley – has particularly enjoyed travelling and meeting people. He says, "My highlights have been (and still are), that I have been to a lot of places around the world and have met many interesting people. The life-saving appliances industry world-wide is like a ‘pretty big family.’"

In future, Holger hopes to help Chemring Marine further grow its business and continue the excellent work of the past decade.

Comet products have been helping to save lives for more than 50 years and are specified by the world’s navies, merchant fleets, fishing vessels, rescue services, airlines and leisure craft.

Manufacturer, Chemring Marine, based in Fareham, UK, is part of the Chemring Group PLC and is the world’s leading supplier of SOLAS, MED & USCG-approved marine distress signals to commercial and leisure marine markets.

The company is at the forefront of campaigning for improved global marine safety regulations, including introducing standardised rules on replacing dated safety products.