Bill Eastwood has been appointed business manager for the Shakespeare Marine Electronics product line of Jarden Applied Materials, a business unit of Newell Brands. Jarden Applied Materials president Brian Searfoss made the announcement.

sha23228hIn his new role, Eastwood is responsible for the global sales and marketing of Shakespeare antennas and accessories, as well building upon its well-known brand to increase market share. He also oversees the continued development of connectivity technology advancements such as Wi-Fi extenders and cellular amplifiers, aimed at keeping recreational and commercial mariners connected.

Eastwood comes to Shakespeare with over three decades of experience in marine electronics. He was the marine products sales manager at McMurdo Group, and held similar roles at OceanLED and Navionics.

"In Bill, we've selected a strong leader with a stellar, trusted reputation in the industry," said Searfoss. "He's uniquely qualified to position our products to a broad audience, expand global sales and strategically lead Shakespeare Marine Electronics into the future."

Headquartered in Columbia, South Carolina, Shakespeare is a global leader in innovative marine electronics technology. The company offers high-performance antennas for navigation, communication and entertainment for recreational, commercial and military markets.

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