Recently, the following press release was issued by Hobie Cat regarding the exciting new position Steve Fields Managing Director of Hobie Asia Pacific will take.
Steve will still remain on the IHCA Rules Committee with his expert knowledge of Hobie racing boats. To give a short run down on Steve’s achievements in Hobie sailing.
Hobie 17 World Champion
Hobie 16 Australian National Champion
Hobie 17 Australian National Champion
Hobie 18 Australian National Champion
Hobie Tiger Australian National Champion
IHCA Life member
Good luck to Steve and his wife Sue in the new role in Hobie Cat Company.
On October 15, 2019 I will be transitioning away from my role as Managing Director of Hobie Asia Pacific (HAP) after nearly 20 years of holding this position. Though I will be leaving HAP and even moving away from Australia altogether, I will remain as an employee of Hobie Cat Company. Based in Gainesville, Florida I will report to Hobie Cat Company headquarters in Oceanside California.
My new role: Director of International Strategic Development, Distribution and Event Management for Hobie Cat Company.
My responsibilities have been redefined and I will now be focusing on some key areas to help expand sales worldwide. I will begin working on establishing additional distribution in China, Southeast Asia, Oceania, the South Pacific, and some European regions.
In the Event Management role I will continue to manage the Hobie Kayak Fishing World events, consult with managers and tournament directors of other Hobie Fishing events in Australia, Asia, Brazil, Europe and the United States to capitalise on marketing and growth opportunities. In addition to fishing events, I will be assisting in securing future Hobie Sailing World Championship’s and offer co-management of these events if required.
My Hobie USA contact details after October 15, 2019:
Director of International Strategic Development, Distribution and Event Management
For all the sailors going to the Hobie 16 Worlds in Florida, I will see you there!