Software and systems integration provider for the maritime industry Transas has announced the appointment of Frank Coles as its CEO and member of the Board of Directors for Transas Marine.
Mr Coles is a maritime business professional with extensive leadership experience in maritime operations and technology.
He has recently been advising a number of blue-chip private equity companies on maritime opportunities.
Before that he was the President of Inmarsat Maritime, leading the unit through a return to growth and integration of several acquisitions.
After 12 years at sea he spent five years as a maritime lawyer, and then as Operations Director for Pacific Basin Bulk Shipping in Hong Kong.
Frank Coles said: “Transas Marine is an agile, innovative, market leading organisation and this is an extremely exciting opportunity to participate in the integration and consolidation of technology, efficiency and operations of the maritime industry.”
Fact File: (PTI Preferred Partner) Transas is a provider of high-tech equipment, software applications, integrated solutions and services for the maritime industry. Transas has over 35% of the ECDIS world market share, around 25% of VTMS installations and over 45% of the maritime simulation market. Transas offers navigation systems and integrated bridge solutions, recognised training and simulation solutions, well-known VTMS and coastal surveillance systems, fleet and port management systems, onboard and individual decision support systems for professional crew and pilots, as well as popular applications for leisure and the marine mass market.