Please select your home edition

Southern Spars announces new Technical Director

by Kate Davidson, Southern Spars 11 Oct 2023 20:43 NZDT 11 October 2023
Bill Hughes, Technical Director, Southern Spars © Southern Spars

Southern Spars, leading innovator of high-performance composite yacht spars, has announced the newest addition to its leadership team.

Bill Hughes, whose experience spans multiple industries, will be joining in the position of Technical Director. 

The move follows Nick Bice’s appointment as Sales Director for Grand Prix Sales and elevates Southern Spars’ experience and expertise to new heights. 

“I am thrilled to announce the appointment of Bill Hughes as Technical Director. 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,”  says Mark Hauser, General Manager of Southern Spars.

Bill’s extensive career spans from aviation, the space industry to yacht racing and includes three America’s Cups with Emirates Team NZ and brings a wealth of experience and a proven track record of driving technical excellence and innovation. In this role, he will play a pivotal role in shaping the company's technical strategy and leading the development of cutting-edge solutions that will reinforce Southern Spars’ position in the industry. 

"We are delighted to welcome Bill Hughes to our team as the Technical 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 groundbreaking products to our clients," said Vincent Guiot, Group Sales Director.