23/03/2021

iconsys appoints ex ABB head of marine Tim Munn to grow maritime division.

As we continue to ramp up our global reach within the maritime industry, iconsys are pleased to announce the appointment of Tim Munn as consultant for business development within the marine and ports sector.

Tim Munn, joins iconsys after spending nearly 15 years at global OEM ABB latterly as head of sales marine and ports.

iconsys managing director Nick Darrall said he is pleased to welcome Tim to the company to reinforce the companies 2020+ growth strategy to strengthen our market share in important key industry sectors, such as marine, as we look to increase our turnover to £20 million in the next four years.

“iconsys already has a proud history of building integrated power and control systems for ‘back of deck’ applications on ships and in ports but we are only scratching the surface of what we can do in maritime,” he said. “Bringing in Tim with his background in marine automation with ABB and his work as co-chair of National Maritime’s SME working group we want to catapult iconsys into green propulsion solutions and electrical and controls infrastructure for zero emission vessels. We feel that iconsys is a sleeping giant in the maritime sector. We have a huge amount to offer and can help customers improve efficiency and reduce overheads by offering bespoke solutions.”

Mr Munn said he is delighted to join such a fast-growing company and collaborate with established propulsion engineering partners XDM Controls, to help shape iconsys’ offering into maritime to fit the zero-carbon agenda.

“We want to grow iconsys into the maritime propulsion space offering purpose built integrated power and propulsion systems,” he said. “A big benefit iconsys has is flexibility to offer a vast range of equipment from all the main global OEMs having OEM partner approvals. But the twist is that iconsys is totally independent and by using our new combined expertise we can help customers find the green propulsion solution tailored to their needs. Another big benefit, that really attracted me to work with iconsys, is its purpose-built cloud infrastructure for remote monitoring of drives and motors. This enables us to offer the latest digital efficiencies.”

Munn said iconsys will initially be targeting its propulsion systems at shipyards building, and boat owners operating, smaller craft. He said the solutions are especially suited to windfarm vessels, patrol boats and short sea ferries powered by electric using either batteries or fuel cells. He said another prime area for growth was shore to ship power systems, an area it is seeing increased demand from port companies across the UK and overseas.

“Through National Marine I am working closely with likeminded SME’s around the UK to provide a bigger voice within the UK maritime sector he said. “This helps us find new partners and opportunities across iconsys’ portfolio of power and automation systems.”