Wake Media appoints operations director from Wärtsilä

Andy Ford

Expanding specialist PR and marketing agency Wake Media has appointed a new operations director with a strong maritime sector background.

Andy Ford joins Wake Media from Wärtsilä Corporation from 1 July as operations director and will be responsible for enhancing, managing and driving the company’s future growth strategy and operational efficiencies with a focus on customer needs.

Ford has over 16 years experience in the maritime industries and was most recently Wärtsilä’s gm of marketing operations for their global maritime business.

Steve Parks, managing director of Wake Media, commented: “To introduce a person of Andy’s calibre is testament to how far we have come. Andy has been a highly respected and integral player towards the creation and delivery of the Wärtsilä strategic marketing approach over the years and his experience will be vital as we continue our ambitious plans to grow and develop our services for our clients”.

Ford added: “With customer needs and insights at the heart of our strategy, I am confident that together we will be able to develop Wake Media’s services to eventually become the most complete maritime marketing agency.”

Posted 2 July 2019

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