Wattson Elements is growing! We are delighted to introduce to you Jim Lamarche, Director of Business Development for North America.
Jim, welcome to Wattson Elements !
– What is your role with WE?
JL : I am going to introduce Wattson Elements – Falco into the US Marina marketplace. My main role includes Business Development, Marketing and Sales. We are going through early stage strategic planning for the U.S. and I will be getting out to meet customers and partners in order to understand how we can best help them achieve their goals.
– What can you tell us about yourself and your background?
JL : My first job was cleaning boats and pumping gas at a marina on Lake Winnipesaukee, NH! Since then, I have owned and run boats my whole life both for leisure and as a professional captain. I currently keep a commercial fishing boat in Portsmouth, NH. My “tech life” has focused on the business side of developing and delivering solutions to market. I spent 15 years at Cisco Systems building partnerships in Sales and Marketing as well 3 years as start-up founder with an AI business.
– Why did you choose WE?
JL : I knew I wanted to focus on something entrepreneurial and something different. WE gives me a great opportunity to work in an environment that I love. Wattson Elements allows me the ability to help create real value in this special place where land meets water.
– What are your goals for 2020-2021?
JL : Professional – to establish WE- Falco as a leader in the US connected marina marketplace. Personal – to support my two boys as they thrive in their academic and sporting (hockey/lacrosse/fishing) endeavors and to support my wife in her careers – mental health awareness non-profit and artist.
Today, Falco received the prized Best Service Award at the Paris Nautic show Innovation Competition.
This first edition of the national competition was a success and the Federation des Industries Nautiques decided to organize a new edition in 2020. The Wattson Elements team was invited already to pass on the trophee to its successors.
Many thanks to our partners and supporters and congratulations to all the finalists : we were fortunate to spend this show alongside some brilliant minds and fantastic people!
For its 2019 edition, the Paris Nautic Show favors Innovation. Falco was selected amongst the finalists and will be exhibiting in the innovation space at the show. Come meet us to learn more about our smart solutions for marinas and boaters, and support us for the great Final on Saturday December 14th, Porte de Versailles in Paris !
Many thanks to our regional Partner Pôle Mer Méditerrannée for their support !
Falco wins tonight the Best French Pitch prize at the Mass Challenge France vs. USA Pitch Battle !
Many thanks to the NETVA and Mass Challenge organizers for this great opportunity to pitch alongside awesome French and American entrepreneurs. Congratulations to all prize winners!
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