Chris Feibusch, sales manager of Chemring Marine, the world’s top marine distress signal company, has been accepted as a member of The Institute of Export (IOE).

The IOE is a professional membership body representing and supporting the interests of everyone involved in importing, exporting and international trade.

Chris, who can now use the initials MIEx after his name, believes the membership brings real benefits for the Fareham, UK-based company.

“I’m pleased to be accepted and my experience recognised and formally acknowledged by a professional association,” Chris says. “Membership gives me access to updates in export legislation, discussion forums, training updates and more.”

Chemring Marine managing director Justine Heeley has been a full graduate member of The Institute of Export for more than 15 years and was Chris’ referee.

Chris, who joined Chemring Marine within the last six months, oversees distributors in Southern Europe, the Far East, UK and Ireland.

Chemring Marine is the world’s leading supplier of SOLAS, MED and USCG-approved marine distress signals to commercial and leisure marine markets through its Pains Wessex and Comet brands.

Available through over 200 distributors in more than 80 countries, Chemring Marine’s comprehensive range of products has been helping to save lives for more than 100 years and is specified by the world’s navies, merchant fleets, fishing vessels, rescue services, airlines and leisure craft. The company is based in Fareham, UK, and is part of the Chemring Group.

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