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Prior to the COVID-19 Level 4 lockdown outgoing CEO Adam Dyck handed the reins over to new incoming Captain of Surtees Boats, Philip Wilson.
Originally from the UK Phil is a trained mechanical engineer and has worked in all sectors of engineering including aerospace, defence, marine and medical. Specialising in materials and the implementation of robotics and advanced manufacturing technology, his extensive experience of welding, fabrication, and precision engineering will be a great addition to the Surtees team.
Living in NZ for over 10 years Phil has operated in the field of commercial, operations and general management, supporting some of new Zealand’s leading technology exporters.
Passionate about all things outdoors he is an avid fisherman both fresh and saltwater, scuba diver, hunter, and active member of the coastguard working in both wet units and air patrol. Phil lives and breathes the Surtees motto ‘Built to Fish’ so introduce yourself and say hi if you see Phil on the water in the next few months.
Looking ahead, Phil plans to build on the Surtees heritage of innovation and quality by designing and building superior products further enhancing the Surtees Boats experience. Becoming a lean and dynamic manufacturing business, Phil is looking to build on the well-known brand and developing the Surtees community within both our existing and future markets.