Udo Kleinitz has left ICOMIA to join the BMF as head of the federation’s technical team. He leaves ICOMIA after five years as the international trade association’s technical manager.

Commenting on the appointment, BMF Chief Executive, Howard Pridding said:

“We are delighted that Udo took the initiative to apply for this position. He has 20 years experience in the marine industry and an in depth knowledge of boatbuilding and manufacturing processes. He has a strong reputation internationally for his technical expertise and knowledge of regulatory and standards framework that applies to our industry.”

“The BMF is a committed member and strong supporter of ICOMIA," he continued. "The fact that Udo is joining a national marine industry association means that he will continue to play a lead role in the important technical work that is undertaken by ICOMIA.”

Udo Kleinitz will head up technical services at the BMF

ICOMIA is actively seeking a replacement for their Technical Manager position. An advert posted on the organisation's website says the new candidate will need to be a qualified naval architect, engineer or boat builder, able to to deal with technical issues affecting superyachts and to supervise ISO TC 188 standards development, amongst many requisites.

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