Meet The Management Team

Victor
 

Victor Simmonds - Chairman
A time served Yacht and Boat Builder from the age of 16, Victor has enormous marine industry experience having worked in Europe, Middle and Far East. Victor founded Solent Marine in June 1991 having recognised the demand for a specialist manufacturer of floating structures.  He enjoys overseeing all the projects Solent Marine completes and takes a personal pride in the quality of the finished job.

 
Bill
 

Robert "Bill" Brock - Production Director
Robert joined Solent Marine in 1992 with a production engineering background.  Robert became Production Director in 1994.  Bill, as his colleagues know him enjoys overseeing the whole spectrum of Solent Marine's manufacturing processes. Bill designed and manufactured Solent Marine's first Fibre Concrete Floatation Unit. 

 
Mike Simmonds
 

Michael Simmonds - Operations Director
Michael (Son of Victor) has been with Solent Marine since 1993. Michael oversees Solent Marine's factories and production processes and ensures that these key business units are run efficiently and to the companys high standards.  He also co-ordinates the installations worldwide.

 

Marc Simmonds
 

Marc Simmonds - Managing Director
Since January 2003 Marc (Son of Victor) has been a vital part of our team, winning contracts, reducing costs and assisting in doubling our productivity.  We look forward to Marc expanding our company and future prospects further.

 
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Steve

Steve Gibbons B.Eng(Hons) - Senior Design Engineer
Steve joined Solent Marine in January 1999 initially for a 6 week project. The Solent marine team were quick to recognise Steve's skills however and he never left the company. Steve is a qualified Naval Architect and his experience in designing large access bridges and landing stages has been a major factor in the success of the company.


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Company History

Solent Factory (Inside)

Solent Marine Ltd was founded in June 1991 by Victor Simmonds to manufacture floating structures.
From day one Solent Marine were manufacturing pontoons and cradles from a small but efficient production yard in Hamble on the UK South Coast.  In the early days the majority of business came from local customers on the Hamble River. Today Solent Marine addresses a wider UK and European market.
The company acquired a new production facility in 2001 for its dedicated and hardworking team - it now has 75,000 square feet in which to manufacture and continues to thrive.

 

 

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