Transas Names New CEO

Frank Coles
Frank Coles

By The Maritime Executive 2015-09-22 11:23:44

Transas, a global leader in high-tech equipment, software and system integration for the maritime industry, today announces the appointment of Frank Coles as its Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of Directors for Transas Marine.

Mr. Coles is a maritime business professional with extensive leadership experience in maritime operations and technology.  Recently he has been advising a number of blue chip private equity companies on maritime opportunities.  Before that he was the President of Inmarsat Maritime, leading the unit through a return to growth and integration of several acquisitions.  Mr. Coles was also CEO of Globe Wireless during a period of significant growth in the development of innovative hardware and software solutions.   After 12 years at sea he spent 5 years as a maritime lawyer, and then as Operations Director for Pacific Basin Bulk Shipping in Hong Kong. Mr. Coles is a Master Mariner, and holds a Masters Degree in Maritime Law from the University of Wales, Cardiff. 

Frank Coles said, “Transas Marine is an agile, innovative, market leading organization and this is an extremely exciting opportunity to participate in the integration and consolidation of technology, efficiency and operations of the maritime industry."